UPDATE: In order to purchase the highly-anticipated A-COLD-WALL* x NikeLab collaborative Air Force 1 tomorrow, October 21, head over to the address below now to grab a wristband. The sneaker will cost you £250 GBP, about $330 USD and the pop-up will be open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. local time. Samuel Ross has also stated in the Instagram post below that there will be additional garments for purchase.
A-COLD-WALL* London Pop-Up
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The collaboration between A-COLD-WALL* and NikeLab was first seen back in January, when Creative Director Samuel Ross was spotted wearing the then unreleased sneaker. The deconstructed Air Force 1 High was described by Ross at the time as “a bespoke experiment,” hinting that the joint sneaker may never be released. Now, however, the brand has hinted that it could be on its way this week.
The news was officially announced with a post on the brand’s Instagram that came with the caption “October 21st.” The sneaker is set to drop exclusively on that date at an A-COLD-WALL* pop-up in London, with the address to be announced later this week. So keep checking back for more information.
Ross also sat down with Nike to discuss the ideas behind the collaboration and what the silhouette meant to him. You can read some key excerpts from that conversation below, and check out another Nike Air Force shoe from A-COLD-WALL* that could be dropping next year..
On how important the silhouette is to him:
“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.”
On the idea behind the collaboration:
“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. Having these really specific tones allows the shoe to breathe, and it feels very minimalistic as a result, very reflective, of course, of what Cold Wall stands for.”
On what to expect from the London pop-up:
“I am going to focus on the sound experience when you enter the gallery space, and tame the temperature. The mood and tone will feel quite cold, very industrial and loud; but it won’t be achieved through collecting objects. It will be achieved through a sonic experience for the most part; use of white space.”
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