The collaborative shoe is a new offering in Nike’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) range and honors Tennessee State University — the alma mater of the founders of Slim & Husky’s. The school colors of white and blue land on the off-white leather base and deep blue panel swooshes, while the animal print overlays by the toebox and heel are a nod to the school mascot and nickname, the Tigers.
Additional detailing can be found on the “1912” embroidery by the forefoot that celebrates the university’s founding year, co-branded Nike and Slim & Husky’s tongue tags, the embroidered “T” on the heel and insoles and printed laces applauding their legendary women’s track and field team, the Tigerbelles. The shoe rests on a white midsole and bright red outsole, while matching white laces tie the shoe together for a clean finish.
Check out the sneaker above. The Nike Terminator High “Slim & Husky’s Pizza” is set to drop int he coming months via Nike and select retailers for a retail price tag of $125 USD.
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