July 18, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 4
Next Friday’s opening ceremony marks the first Olympic Games held in the United Kingdom since 1948, an Olympiad with myriad social implications the likes of which a sneaker could only hope to offer the tiniest of tributes. So instead of a reference to the global shakeup foreshadowed at Berlin ’36, this new Nike Sportswear collaboration with one of London’s finest clothing retailers goes the indirect route with the debut of a technical material that got its start around the time of the XIV Olympiad. The Dover Street Market x Nike Air Force 1 Low brings us white and navy blue low-profile Ventile builds, a construction that convers water- and windproofing, tearing and fire resistance in a sleeker silhouette. Have a closer look Comme des Garçons’ AF1-XXX 30th Anniversary gift and be ready when they hit DSM Ginza on July 20th, London on the 28th and select additional NSW retailers in mid-August.