Less is More: Nike and Samuel Ross Present the Nike AF1 A-COLD-WALL* - The Drop Date

Less is More: Nike and Samuel Ross Present the Nike AF1 A-COLD-WALL*



The NIKE AF1 A-COLD-WALL* shows the classic Nike Air Force 1 in a fresh new format inspired by and intended for the London scene.

Samuel Ross, the founder of A-COLD-WALL*, views the Nike Air Force 1 as one of the most appropriate shoes to represent London. “Growing up with the culture, it wasn’t something I was very conscious of but it was a feature of it: You always had the Nike tracksuit with the Air Force 1,” says Ross. The London-born designer, who established A-COLD-WALL* in 2015, uses the label to provide a social commentary on contemporary urban life, touching on art installation, concrete objects and cutting-edge streetwear.

As a revision of the classic Air Force 1 high, this special edition will have no problem handling the elements and the urban environment. An initial version debuted back in January, featuring within Ross’ inaugural London Fashion Week Presentation. Dissected and reduced to the essential components, the shoe’s individual parts are enhanced and displayed through subtle shifts in colour from grey to white by reversing leathers, reducing the Swoosh to its stitching and removing the majority of the lace eyelets.

“I didn’t want to overwhelm people with information. I wanted to take things away and move things around so as to be very sensitive to the individual elements of the original design,” explains Ross. “Having these really specific tones allows the shoe to breathe, and it feels very minimalistic as a result, very reflective, of course, of what A-COLD-WALL* stands for.”

The NIKE AF1 A-COLD-WALL* is available on SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER, exclusively at the A-COLD-WALL* pop-up in London. The pop-up address will be announced via A-COLD-WALL*’s Instagram feed later this week. In the meantime, you can check the latest releases at NIKE by clicking the banner below.





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