Having recently secured Nike’s largest global headquarters office building bearing her name, Serena Williams is a big deal. On the product side, the tennis superstar is also set to receive another Air Force 1 Low collaboration.
Assembled by the Swoosh-backed design team (SWDC), hailing from Michigan, the upcoming sneaker also sports a zipper down the center of the upper, just like Williams’ previous iterations. This time around, the clean “colorless” arrangement seen on an Air Force 1 for the 40-year-old is replaced with a vibrant blue that might nod to the Los Angeles-based Crip gang, where Serena Williams has spent part of his formative years. (she notoriously c-walked at the 2012 London Summer Olympics). Floral designs are etched across most of the pair’s upper, while gold accents appear on the tongue and heels. The sock liners indulge in a multicolored flower pattern accompanied by “SWDC” logos, suggesting the creative cohort is just getting started. Finally, Bruce Kilgore’s oft-imitated sole unit solution underfoot features a semi-translucent ice blue finish.
No firm Nike SNKRS launch details have been leaked by the brand, but that is expected to change as summer approaches. In the meantime, enjoy a first look at the upcoming pair, courtesy of Instagram user @sneakerknockerzllc.
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