July 18, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
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.