Nike Sportswear Unveils ‘Area 72’ Collection (KICKS)

by January 23, 2013


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The “Nike Space Program” evolves…with more heat for All-Star Weekend in Houston. This time, its the Nike Sportswear side of things, coming in with old-school designs re-energized by new-age—and intergalactic—colorways. Today, Nike unveils the Nike Blazer Mid, Nike Vandal, Nike Lunar Force 1, Nike Barkley Posite Max and Nike Air Force Max 2013. All NSP-edition, of course.

Per Nike, “The collection celebrates the legacy of iconic Nike Basketball models of the past, now infused with galactic textures, reflectivity and glow-in-the-dark highlights. Developed deep within Area 72’s top-secret testing facility, the five-shoe collection features a custom galaxy print also featured on Nike Basketball’s performance shoes for Houston. The print appears on the collar lining of each shoe. Since making its debut for Nike Basketball more than a decade ago, the Nike Raygun character is reincarnated on the tongue of each of these shoes.  With its trademark jetpack and alien physique, the Raygun is ready to strike opponents with fury.”

Look for the NSW/NSP creations to be available starting February 14 in limited quantities.