Nike’s sneaker releases take over New York City this week (update)


Then on February 10, former Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci debuted his own version of the Nike Dunk at NikeLab Bergdorf Goodman, NikeLab in Soho, Dover Street Market, Kith Brookyln and Concepts. While Tisci has gone for more traditional materials than the CDG versions, they’re also not exactly your average Dunks. These aren’t tops and bottoms – Nike calls them a Dunk Chukka – and feature a slightly oversized Nike Swoosh design. They might not be as eye-catching as some of the week’s other releases, but they’re certainly just as cool.

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The biggest ticket of the week arrives exclusively in Harlem on February 11. Today marks the official release of the Nike x VLone Air Force 1, a sneaker that was previously only available through raffle at Complexcon and designed by A $ AP Bari through its cult streetwear brand VLone. Like the version released in December, the style is a black AF1 low-top with contrasting orange stitching and Swoosh. However, the new version also features embroidered text at the heel. But it’s telling that in a week full of top designers and corporate brands, the group’s most publicized shoe is one that sees Nike taking a risk on an independent designer.

With so many good things to choose from, the hardest part will be choosing. And then of course find what other to wear with your new kicks. While you’re thinking about it or looking for a plane ticket to the Big Apple, you can follow all the releases now on

Update: Today, the Nike x Acronym Downtown Air Force 1 SP is released today at the NikeLab in New York (located at 21 Mercer Street). It will also soon hit online retailers like End Clothing.

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