Nike Air Force 1 “Year of the Monkey” Customs by Zhijun Wang

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Nike may have just released its own pair of Quickstrike Air Force 1s commemorating the Chinese New Year, but reputed Chinese designer Zhijun Wang has revealed a pair of custom Forces dedicated to the Year of the Monkey that rivals the many of the Swoosh’s own in-house designs.

The customized lows are made up of a beige leather upper combined with leather accents, maroon livery and geometric motifs that reference the Chinese zodiac.

Click here to look back at Wang’s previous customs dedicated to the Year of the Horse.

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NikeCourt “On-Court/Off-Court” editorial by Adrianne Ho and “Sweat The Style” for Monocle Magazine

sacai (Japan) x NikeLab Dunk Lux High

sacai (Japan) x NikeLab 2015 summer collection

Michael Jordan will take his trademark dispute case to China’s highest court

Michael Jordan will take his trademark case against Qiaodan Sports to China’s supreme court. The company had built its reputation around the former Chicago Bulls superstar without his consent, imitating the player’s signature persona with his Chinese name “Qiaodan” and famed jersey number “23.”

Jordan first sued the Fujian province-based sportswear company in 2012, but the local courts ruled in the opposition’s favor. The decision was upheld by the Beijing Municipal High People’s Court, causing the shoe magnate to appeal the case to Supreme People’s Court for retrial.

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MR PORTER (Japan) takes a retrospective look at wearable technology

fragment design (Japan) x Nike Sock Dart “Black Oreo”

Hiroshi Fujiwara’s fragment design has teamed up with Nike for a collaborative Nike Sock Dart sneaker dubbed “Black Oreo.” Following suit with the previous “Pool Blue” and “Dark Loden” releases, the shoe sports a brand new colorway and features a black mesh upper, a translucent midfoot strap system, and a speckled grey midsole in reminiscent of the beloved cookie.

The fragment design x Nike Sock Dart “Black Oreo” is slated to be release on April 9 in the UK for £115 GBP (approximately $170 USD). Stay tuned for more information on the U.S. release date.

 

NikeLab x sacai (Japan) 2015 Spring launch event at X158 in Shanghai

Chitose Abe’s label sacai (Japan) collaborates with Nike for 2015 Spring Collection