Nike Sportswear 2014 All-Star “Crescent City” Collection
The 2014 Nike Basketball All-Star sneakers will of course be accompanied by a set of Nike Sportswear models also focusing on the New Orleans locale of this year’s festivities. That group, on display for the first time ever right here, includes the likes of the Nike Air Up’s 2014 remix, the Nike Air Force 1 Low, and the brand new Nike Flystepper 2K3 model (Which features a particularly interesting Alligator style texture). Continue reading to see each and watch for the 2014 All-Star sneakers from Nike Sportswear to release on February 13th, 2014.
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A new collection of three sneakers from Nike Sportswear to be released on Feb. 13, celebrates the 2014 hardwood showdown. The collection takes inspiration from the various aspects of New Orleans that make the city unique.
After returning from an out of this world trip to Houston’s Area 72 facility in 2013, Nike Sportswear heads to New Orleans. Shifting focus from the extraterrestrial inspiration of last years Area 72 collection back toward earth, the Big Easy’s festive and diverse atmosphere serves up a platter of footwear your senses won’t soon forget.
As the NOLA Gumbo League Collection pays homage to what happens on the hardwood, the Nike Sportswear Crescent City Collection lionizes the characteristics that make New Orleans different from anyplace else: the food, culture and distinctive wildlife. These three qualities take center stage on Nike’s Flystepper 2K3, Air Up ’14, and Air Force 1 Low CMFT — designs as unique as the city that inspired them.
Air Up ‘14
Crawfish are a NOLA staple and any New Orleanian will tell you they are best when boiled. A crave-worthy take on the Nike Air Up mimics fresh-out-of-the-pot crawdads. These sneakers get the job done with no seasoning required, featuring a crustacean-red upper complete with water droplets and a steamy graphic.
Air Force 1 Low CMFT
As the best of the best come together in the Big Easy, the Nike Air Force 1 pays tribute in kind. Like gumbo, the latest Air Force 1 is a collage of the most memorable Nike Sportswear upper materials — such as Foamposite and cork — and prints including elephant, gator, pony hair, and safari.
In New Orleans, alligators are king of the bayou. In remembrance of another king’s first pair of Nike’s, Nike Sportswear combines the elevated silhouette of the Flystepper and adds the signature perforated quarter panels of the Zoom 2K3. Featuring faux-alligator strap enclosures, the real tribute to the tough skin of Alligator Mississippiensis takes the form of a raised synthetic covering the toe.
The Crescent City Collection will be available on Nike.com and select Nike Sportswear retailers on Feb.13.
@champssports are there any instore locations for this pack? In Maryland?
@sneakernews different in all the good ways a pair of sneakers can be
@sneakernews I think they rad. Nice to see a new shoe in the lineup than the usual subjects. Also that raised material on the upper is
If put some green,pink and grey on the Flystepper remains me the yezzys 2 a little bit. Change the all black look put some colors then we talk about put fresh clean colors like white ,blue maybe some red to give life to the shoe. No missunderstand me is good only change the color.
@sneakernews I'll be saving my money. Easy pass on the AS shoes and clothes.
@sneakernews this year sucks!!! Stop with the AF1's retire that model already
@sneakernews hot garbage
people aren't even buying the OG air ups, now all of a sudden ASs are fire, are you kidding me! smh...stupid...we the hell want to wear steamed crawdads on their feet, lol
Those Air Ups are really nice. I like those hightops too for some reason, but couldn't see myself wearing them.
I'm definitely feeling these more than the PE side of the all star spectrum. From concept to implementation, I think Nike has done themselves a tremendous solid. Now let's not lose our minds with availability Nike.
@sneakernews Look like Margielas
The quality on the AF1 looks good and probably will look great in person... reminds me of a "what the" with the saga same right and left shoe
@GyanShieldsdad Contact your local stores for in-store availability.
@Zach Trimm was gonna write the same thing damn near verbatim in the og article.