Is BODE Collaborating With Nike on the Archival Astro Grabber?
Rumors circulating online believe so.
Is Emily Adams Bode Aujla about to check off her biggest collaboration ever? Rumors circulating online think so, suggesting that BODE will be collaborating with
While BODE has a steady range of its own footwear, collaborations are seldom a part of the brand’s slow fashion approach. Instead, it opts for pieces that cater towards a quiet, peaceful, relaxed life, focusing on knitwear, embroidery, beaded embellishments and slouchy comfort drenched in desaturated hues and bold patterns.
What could a Nike collaboration look like? Well, the speculators believe it could be a take on the Astro Grabber — a silhouette from the Swoosh archive that’s never been re-released.
The shoe follows OG soccer/football conventions, sporting a knitted upper constructed with suede paneling and a waffle outsole that curves up the heel at the rear. The Bill Bowerman-penned pair was developed in conjunction with San Diego Chargers’ quarterback Dan Fouts, who went on to wear the pair to test it out on the pitch during his time as a quarterback for the University of Oregon.
While the image you see above is of an original pair, it does allow us to imagine what a BODE collaboration could look like. Embroidery in the mesh? Soft leather and suede panels? Vintage Americana and collegiate undertones à la ’70s football? Hopefully, time will tell. There’s also an apparel component to the potential collaboration, which would likely heavily feature the embroidery and knitwear the brand is famous for.
As of writing, the potential collaboration, first reported by Complex‘s Brendan Dunne, has not been confirmed by BODE nor Nike. Stay tuned to Hypebeast for more information as news unfolds.
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