Nike‘s journey with the Year of the Dragon collection has been nothing short of spectacular. Known for its vibrant and culturally rich designs, the range has recently welcomed another member to the family – a fresh interpretation of the Nike Air Force 1 Low. This model features a crisp white/black colourway, a departure from previous versions that relied heavily on a variety of textures and colours.
The sneaker features a premium leather upper, moving away from the nubuck and textured panels typically seen on adult pairs. Interestingly, this more understated version is currently only available in children’s sizes, although there’s speculation of an adult release in the future.
What really sets this iteration apart are the intricately designed iridescent profile swooshes, lace dubrae and tongue label, which immediately catch the eye. However, it’s the subtle details such as the scales on the Achilles heel and the Chinese characters on the sockliner that really capture the essence of the Lunar New Year celebrations. These elements pay homage to the cultural significance of the dragon in Chinese mythology, symbolising power, strength and good fortune.
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The sole unit of the sneaker continues the theme of refreshing design. Coloured in a unique “Oil Green” shade, it shares its palette with the Nike Air Jordan 1 “Year of the Dragon”, which will be released in January 2024. Its semi-translucent finish adds another layer of depth to the overall design, perfectly complementing the dazzling elements above.
While we await the official release details on nike.com, sneakerheads can get a sneak preview of this Nike Air Force 1 Low “Year of the Dragon” through official photos.
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