Editor’s Pick: Riccardo Tisci x Nike

Riccardo Tisci Nike 2014

The Italian designer has designed an exclusive range of high luxe sneakers for Nike, available in a limited edition from March.

Only a few days after his superb, basketball-inspired men’s show in Paris, Givenchy’s creative director has given us a first look at his new R.T. line for Nike via Instagram. The designer revisited the American sportswear brand’s iconic Nike Air Force 1 (first released by Nike in 1982) sneaker model. The legendary shoe comes in four versions: low, mid or hi-top, and a knee-high style, featuring wide straps in vibrant colors for a tribal feel. The unisex appeal of Nike Air Force 1 has made it a feature on feet worldwide, including those of Riccardo Tisci himself, as he recently revealed to Vogue US that he owns more than 100 identical pairs of the sneaker.

The Nike R.T. Air Force 1 Collection will release in two distinct packs starting in spring 2014. The collection which includes Nike R.T. Air Force 1 Lo, Nike R.T. Air Force 1 Mid, Nike R.T. Air Force 1 Hi, and the Nike R.T. Air Force 1 Boot will be available globally at select retailers and on Nikelab.com with a price of $225. All styles will be available in white from March 1, and in black from April 1. (Text Teuku Ajie)

Riccardo Tisci x Nike

Riccardo Tisci for Nike