Nike Sportswear Terminator – Selvage Denim – Summer or Fall 2009
The Nike Terminator recieved a nice revival last year, with a wide variety of new takes on the classic basketball sneaker. While we saw a ton of interesting colourways and packs, we’re not sure if any of those concepts were as fully realized as the idea inspiring this new pair. Nike Sportswear is bringing us another take on denim footwear, this time using premium selvage denim.
Selvage is the technique of covering the raw edge of cut denim in a ribbon folded over either side and stitched together to protect the raw part. It’s most clearly seen on the tongue, but probably isn’t the most recognizable take on classic jeans. That’s a toss-up between the copper rivet on the outside rear quarters and the Levi’s-like “NSW” tag on the outside ankles. An exceptionally well executed concept, these are likely to drop in summer or fall of this year. Stay tuned to Sneaker News for updates. Pic from Kix-Files