Model: Air Force 1 “Manchester”
Key Features: Featuring a tan and brown leather and suede upper, the Size? x Nike Air Force 1 “Manchester” pays tribute to a city often regarded as the capital of North England. The city’s iconic “Worker Bee” is present on the heel of the shoe, while a honeycomb pattern on the tongue is a further nod to the motif. The worker bee has been an emblem representative of Manchester since the industrial revolution.
Release Date: November 19
Price: £130 (approximately $175)
Buy: Size? Launches app
Editor’s Notes: Size? has teamed up with Nike on a collaborative Air Force 1, paying tribute to the city of Manchester. The sneaker is inspired by the worker bee, which became a sign of hard work and grit during the industrial revolution, and has become a symbol of the city and its people.
The Size? x Nike Air Force 1 “Manchester” is strictly limited to 3,000 pairs and is only available through the Size? Launches app. In addition to thee sneaker being highly limited, 10 percent of all sales will be donated to Manchester-based charity We Love MCR and its ‘Rising Stars’ fund. The charity works to support young Mancunians from disadvantaged backgrounds to help gain the skills and knowledge to set up a better life for themselves.
“The funds we raise from every pair bought means we can support young Mancunians from disadvantaged backgrounds to fulfil their potential. Our Manchester's Rising Stars Fund awards grants to ambitious young people, to help them take their next steps to success in work, qualifications or entrepreneurship,” says Ged Carter, head of We Love MCR. “With this help from size? and Nike, we can give a leg-up to even more talented young people looking to succeed in Manchester.”
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