Monday, June 24, 2019

Nike x Tinker Hatfield N7 Collection

Nike’s new silhouettes include a basketball sneaker and a street-skatewear hybrid. Speaking on the collection, Hatfield says, “I immediately thought, if I’m going to work on a basketball shoe and a multi-purpose shoe, that I would start from scratch and do it with certain criteria and give it the same energy that I would in designing for a professional athlete… It’s ended up being one of my favorite projects at Nike. ”The Zoom Heritage N7 pays respect to the Native American community’s love for basketball and draws inspiration from the “rez ball” style which is traditionally played by the community. It’s known for its physicality, fast-paced nature and pressure defense approach. The sneaker features a white upper which is adorned with decorative patterns on the tongue, Swoosh and heel tab, a theme which also features on the Air Zoom Down Rock N7.