Nike Sportswear Exhibition @ Cable 8 Recap

Aside from a series of individual highlights we’ve shown recently, here’s a look at the rest of the products on hand at the Nike Sportswear Exhibition at Cable 8. Much like the Beijing 798 area, Cable 8 is a converted factory space which forms the setting for various cultural avenues. Some of the products on hand included upcoming Nike Dunk Highs such as a black joint featuring Octagons referencing the Olympic Rings and a one piece polka dot style.

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Aside from a series of individual highlights we’ve shown recently, here’s a look at the rest of the products on hand at the Nike Sportswear Exhibition at Cable 8. Much like the Beijing 798 area, Cable 8 is a converted factory space which forms the setting for various cultural avenues. Some of the products on hand included upcoming Nike Dunk Highs such as a black joint featuring Octagons referencing the Olympic Rings and a one piece polka dot style.

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