As reported in April, Japanese designer Nigo is embarking on his first collaborative project with Nike. While details surrounding that project have not been confirmed, we got a glimpse of what may be expected from Nigo x Nike in New York earlier tonight.
In a video captured by Steven Victor, Nigo is seen wearing the Nike Air Force 3 Low in a colorway inspired by the classic brown-layered "Escape" Air Force 3 High, an original release from 1988 that was re-released in 2005. Sources with knowledge of the collaboration tell Complex that Nigo's upcoming Nike work will include several Air Force 3 Low colorways.
The founder of Bape and Human Made, Nigo spent the better part of the past two decades working with Adidas before reaching a deal with Nike. He sold Bape in 2011 and eventually stepped down in 2013. Ironically, Nike is currently in the midst of a legal dispute against Bape over shoe designs it says infringe on the company's trademarks
As indicated to Complex, Nigo x Nike products likely won't hit shelves until 2024 at the earliest.