While Nike has a glut of camo releases as part of its fall 2013 collection, the Country Camo Pack is what stands out. Nike has given its range of retro Air Max sneakers, country specific camo patterns from Japan, France, the UK, Germany and Italy. Furthering the country theme, flags are placed on the insoles.
The builds are centered around Hyperfuse but some of the sneakers opt for hybrid material combinations.
Using heat and pressure, Nike Hyperfuse forms a single, durable composite material from three layers: one for stability, one for breathability and one for durability. The resulting unibody design boasts a level of precision unattainable via traditional cut-and-sew methods. It is also lightweight, without abrasive seams.
Stand outs include the Air Max 1 “France” that combines canvas and Hyperfuse. The Germany Air Max 1 is also a standout. But all of the kicks are nicely done and include the Air 180, Air Max BW, Air Max 95 and Air Max 97.
The collection’s central style impact, meanwhile, come from its prints, which are found on both the shoes and their boxes. France leads off, transforming the Air Max 1 and Air Max BW with a fusion U.S./French camo stamp, while Italy wraps the Air Max 90 and Air Max 97 in a motif from the early ‘90s. Germany’s print was first issued in 1999, and now adorns the Air Max 1 and Air Max 180. And both the Japanese and British textiles — each from around 1991 — modify the Air Max 90 and Air Max 95.
The kicks from the France and Italy parts of the collection will hit select shops in Berlin on the 3rd of July. We will keep you posted on further release info.