Fast on the tail of the teaser for their next release, we’ve gotten a better look at the Pigalle x Nike Air Raid. Like with their Forces, Pigalle is releasing two different pairs of Air Raids, but with a design that’s a little more mainstream than the antiqued AF1s. Highsnobiety got a few shots of the two shoes together, and considering the AF1s, the Air Raids are a little unexpected.
The first pair, the pair we got teasers of, features an all oxblood upper, with Pigalle branding throughout. “Pigalle” is embroidered on the Velcro strap, with a trio of embroidered “P”s along the heel tab. Pigalle and Nike have altered the heel design to include the words, “For Outdoor Use Only,” which alludes to the fact that the Air Raid was the first outdoor basketball shoe Nike made. The other pair, all white, has the same features.
The monochromatic color schemes are guaranteed to inspire plenty of debate about the design merits of single color shoes. What do you think?