April 2, 2012 BY John Kim / 1
As the world as a whole turned the corner into uncharted chronological territory (ie when we started numbering our year of existence with a ‘2’), Nike introduced the Air Woven – a sneaker that was anything but the ‘sneaker’ that we’ve come to familiarize ourselves with. No laces, no mesh or leather uppers, but instead a one-piece upper constructed of polyester and elastic webbing that provided the perfect fit for any foot, giving the Nike Air Woven a distinct and profound existence. The later Air Woven releases would become one of the most sought after collectible items on the sneaker market before funny nicknames and ‘inspirations’ hit the SB Dunk, and while the Woven has been somewhat of a dying breed, living only through select Nike Sportswear inclusions, it’s elbowing its way back into the limelight with this comeback consisting of six colorways inspired by Euro Football teams. Originally reported by overseas outlets as a Japan exclusive, this half-dozen of Wovens will be available on a global scale at select retailers and also online. Reacquaint or introduce yourself to the Air Woven below and stay tuned for more release information on this cult classic.
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