“Matsuri,” which roughly translates to “festival,” is ingrained in the very fiber of the Japanese experience. Throughout the year, the country commemorates a number of themes, most — like the Aomori Nebuta in August or the Kishiwada Danjiri in September — rooted in years of culture. Soon, Nike will attempt to capture the rich, colorful feel of said celebrations, adding a vivid array of patterns to the Air Force 1.
The shape itself is unchanged, only the materials are supplanted with fabrics more festive. The toe, for starters, is laid out in pink, its white pattern floral like what’s found on the eye stays adjacent. The indigo-dyed toe cap and red heel, in contrast, are covered in “Mame,” meaning peas or beans, in prayer of good health. Finally, a white-based, bamboo-covered swatch lays atop the mid-panel, while earthy tan suede Swooshes lay atop in complement to the tongue label. What’s more Japanese symbols round out the design along the heel tab as well as the insole.
For a closer look at all the details, see the official images below. A release is sure to hit select retailers and Nike.com soon.
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Nike Air Force 1 “Matsuri”
Release Date: 2021
Mens: N/AStyle Code: DM6229-470