Nike and A-COLD-WALL* are back at it again with a new take on the Air Force 1. Focusing its efforts on sustainability, the designer and founder Samuel Ross chose Nike's Flyleather material for the construction of its latest collaboration. The shoe uses at least 50% recycled natural leather fiber and features a two-tone upper that's available in white or black. Ross, on his growing focus on sustainability: "When I first started collaborating with Nike, I had, like, 10 stocklists. So, sustainability felt like something that was a much bigger issue than my own business,” says Ross. “Now, we're at 130 stockists and our consumption rates do need to adjust. It has been brilliant to actually open up that conversation with Nike around clothing and footwear in order to take steps towards becoming more sustainable at A-COLD-WALL*."
Nike x A-COLD-WALL* Air Force 1 will be available in Shanghai on December 9th with select retailers to follow on December 21st.