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KITH junta-se à Nike para novo par exclusivo de Air Force 1

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As antecipadas KITH x Nike Air Force 1 estão quase aí. Originalmente desvelado na capa da publicação SHOES MASTER, o modelo combina as AF1 “Friends & Family” que a marca de Ronnie Fieg já assinara no ano passado com uma subtil influência japonesa. Segundo o próprio Fieg, trata-se de um piscar de olho ao programa Concept Japan da Nike, uma linha exclusiva do país nipónico, e que desde a adolescência o deixava a roer-se de inveja do outro lado do mundo.

O resultado é uma sapatilha minimal, com uma paleta evocativa da bandeira do Japão: dominada por cabedal branco, contrastado por acentos vermelhos, que vão desde as costuras ao patch da língua que combina o símbolo Hinomaru com o branding da KITH. As inevitáveis Swooshes passam despercebidas, acompanhadas por um padrão de box logos em baixo relevo, e a entressola remata tudo com uma tónica vintage.

As KITH x Air Force 1 têm lançamento agendado para 4 de julho na KITH Tokyo, celebrando a abertura da loja. A promessa é a de que nunca terão qualquer lançamento online ou noutra loja da KITH – como escreveu Fieg, “para quem não vive em Tóquio, espero que desfrutem tanto da caça como eu há 20 anos”.

 

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To coincide with the opening of our Tokyo flagship this Saturday, we will be releasing something very special. Something I have been dying to speak about for a year now. But first I want to share some context… In the early 2000s (mainly 2001) Nike began releasing exclusive Air Force 1’s in Japan that weren’t available anywhere else. This program was called Concept Japan or co.JP. I was doing everything possible from my bedroom in Queens to get my hands on them. Hunting online, trying to make connections overseas, etc. To this day, the co.JP AF1s are some of my favorite ever. Not only for their unique colorways and materials, but also for how hard they were to get. Moments like these are why I truly love footwear. When designing our new Tokyo flagship, I wanted to pay homage to this moment in my life. I decided not to continue our Jordan cast motif, but instead chose a new silhouette for a new continent – the Air Force 1. We created white AF1 casts for our domed ceiling entryway, as well as a gradient color palette in the front window of our footwear section of the store. Finally, my dreams were realized when the good people at the Swoosh saw my vision and we worked together to relive the era of the co.JP’s with a Japan-exclusive Air Force 1 of my own. Inspired by the Japan flag (which is seen on the tongue label), we used a premium white leather upper with red hits like the velvet lining. We rounded it out with classic elements like a vintage off-white sole and an embroidered mini-Swoosh on the forefoot. Our Kith monogram on the quarter panels was the final seal of approval. The Kith x Nike Air Force 1 “Tokyo” will release in-store only at Kith Tokyo this Saturday 7/4. It will never release online or at any other Kith shop. For those of you who don’t live in Tokyo, I hope you appreciate the hunt the way I did 20 years ago.

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We are excited and proud to announce the opening of our Tokyo flagship store this Saturday, July 4th. This is our first international flagship, and a dream come true for us. We are located in the beautiful newly developed Miyashita Park in Shibuya. Our two-floor store will carry our Kith men’s, women’s, and kid’s lines, our curated selection of multi-brand footwear and accessories, and a Kith Treats bar. We’ll be open daily from 11AM-9PM. Our address is: Miyashita Park North 1st & 2nd Floor Store No. 10800 6-20-10 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0001 Japan To ensure the safety and well-being of our new Tokyo community, we are opening on an appointment-basis for the time being where customers will be given a day/time slot to explore and shop comfortably. More info on kithtokyo.com. @ronniefieg spoke to @hypebeast about the opening of our latest flagship. Link in bio for the exclusive. ______ 今週の土曜日、7月4日に私達の東京旗艦店がオープン致します。これは私たちの夢が実現したアメリカ国外初の旗艦店です。渋谷の宮下公園再開発プロジェクト、Miyashita Park内に位置する2階建ての店舗では、KITHのメンズ、ウィメンズ、キッズのラインに加え、マルチブランドのフットウェアやアクセサリー、そしてKith Treatsをお楽しみ頂けます。住所は以下の通りです。 住所:〒150-0001 東京都渋谷区神宮前6-20-10 MIYASHITA PARK North 1階、2階 Store No. 10800 営業時間:11:00〜21:00 ご来店頂く皆様が安心して快適にお買い物をお楽しみ頂くため、当面の間抽選入場を実施しております。詳しくわ kithtokyo.com をご確認ください。東京旗艦店オープンに関する@ronniefieg の独占インタビューはリンクの @hypebeast のバイオからご覧ください。

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