January 10, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
Nike turns its attention eastward at the start of each year as a nod to the world’s most populous nation with sneakers designed to commemorate each new cycle of the Chinese Zodiac. This year, we’ve seen more ‘Year of the Dragon’ looks than almost all of the earlier efforts combined, and in conjunction with Nike, Inc.’s wide-reaching approach to Chinese New Year, we’re seeing some excellent customs make their mark. The white leather Nike Air Force 1 Low makes another appearance as this ‘Porcelain Dynasty’ edition avoids obvious YOTD connections in favor of a blue-on-white meticulously detailed piece of handiwork inspired by ancient Chinese ceramics at the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Click through to see more of C2‘s latest and let us know how they rank against that spectacular faux burnt via laser etching custom by Zhijun Wang.