September 14, 2010 BY Aaron Kr.
Nike has partnered with Marc Newson once again to produce a limited run of the Nike Zvezdochka in two pristine colorways. The Nike Zvezdochka was first introduced in 2004 and was named after Zvezdochka, the “space-dog” that was used in a 1961 test-flight inside the Sputnik 10. The shoe itself features is not like anything we’ve seen before – in fact you might call the concept ‘out of this world’ – and the two available colorways of Aegean Blue and Mahogany were directly inspired by Aquariva by Marc Newson. The Nike Zvezdochka became available at the Gagosian Shop (988 Madison Ave, New York, NY) yesterday, September 13th, and will be available soon at the Nike Sportswear store (21 Mercer, New York, NY). Continue reading for a detailed look at the new colorways as well as the Re-Launch Event of the Gagosian Shop after the jump. via FRESHNESS.
In honor of the opening of “Transport”, an exhibition that brings together Marc Newson’s extensive works on transportation and human locomotion, NIKE and Marc Newson will produce a limited run of the NIKE Zvezdochka. Taking its name from the Russian Dog who ventured into space aboard the Sputnik 10 in 1961, the NIKE Zvezdochka was originally conceived in 2004 from Newson’s fascination with space travel and the rigorous exercise required of cosmonauts in the depths of outer space.
“Transport” will premiere the Aquariva by Marc Newson, Newson’s reinterpretation of the iconic leisure speedboat. To celebrate Newson’s work NIKE will release the NIKE Zvezdochka, directly inspired by the color characteristics of the Aquariva by Marc Newson. The shoe comes in two unique color combinations of Grey/Mahogany and Grey/Aegean blue and features a pliant outer cage with an interchangeable mesh bootie as with the original release.
On September 13th, the NIKE Zvezdochka by Marc Newson will be available exclusively at the Gagosian Shop, New York, 988 Madison Ave, M-Sun10am-7pm and the day following at Nike Sportswear @ 21 Mercer Street, M-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 12pm-6pm. “Transport” opens on September 14th at Gagosian Gallery, 522 West 21st Street in New York City and will remain on view through October 16th 2010.