A renaissance is stirring in the world of sneakers, one that beckons to the past while charging towards the future. At the heart of this revival lies the mesmerizing design of the Nike Air Footscape Woven “Cow Print.”
While over the span of recent months, whispers and glimpses of Nike’s vintage Air Footscape silhouette from the late-90s trickled into public consciousness, it’s this particular iteration that’s commanding undivided attention. From the corridors of high fashion where sacai is carving a niche, to the ever-accessible realm of the Swoosh, this design wave promises surprises, the most enchanting of which is undoubtedly the “Cow Print” spectacle.
The sneaker is a visual delight that parades faux fur as its pièce de résistance. This upper, bathed in hues of off-white and interspersed with brown, casts a canvas reminiscent of the countryside. Yet, it’s not just the colors but their formation – brown circular blobs – that evoke memories of cows grazing on pastures, presenting a blend of nostalgia and street style.
What augments this beauty is the lush suede that graces the tongue. This choice is not just a nod to opulence but also a tangible upgrade in the feel of the shoe. Offsetting the softness of the suede are the distinct laces that meander their way through the sneaker. Yet, it’s impossible to miss the woven design flanking both sides of the shoe. This, for the keen-eyed, might evoke memories of the forthcoming Air Jordan 1 “Summer ’96” by the talented Beth and Chris Gibbs.
Underneath, the sole stands unassuming, yet firm in its promise of age-old comfort seamlessly bequeathed to today’s wearers. And for those itching to own this marvel, the good news is the whispers hint at Nike SNKRS unveiling before the curtain falls on 2023.
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