Growing up in Italy, Riccardo Tisci gravitated toward basketball as his sport of choice. Through his love of hooping he came in touch with the Nike Air Force 1. Now as respected fashion designer, Tisci has been given carte blanche to hook up the sneaker with his own vision.
The RT edition Air Force 1s are rather dramatic in their design, playing with cut and form, however, each silhouette is set on the original sole. Four styles have been created, a low, a mid, a high and a knee high boot cut. Although, the first three cuts are familiar AF1 terminology, the end results are new. Each silhouette is dressed in premium leather with color patterns set on the heel, tongue and strap.
Tongues and heels are made from a synthetic suede with heat-pressed TPU no-sew panels for a more intense appearance, while the foxing stripes are screen printed.
The white portion of the pack is set to drop on the 21st of March through Nike concept locations that includeâ€¦
151 Wooster, 21 Mercer, Dover Street Market New York, London, and Tokyo, 1948 London, Nike Stadium Milan, X158 Shanghai
Black portion of the collection will launch sometime in May, presumably with the same select distribution.