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Nike, Converse to launch Chinese New Year collections

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, January 6, 2018 | 11:08 am
Nike, Converse to launch Chinese New Year collections

Floral patterns decorate Nike's collection, with various designs for Air Jordan 6 and Kyrie 4 sneakers. (Courtesy of Nike via Kompas.com/File)

Sneaker brands Nike and Converse are set to launch new collections with special designs to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year.

Floral patterns decorate Nike's collection, with various designs for Air Jordan 6 and Kyrie 4 sneakers, according to kompas.com.

The Air Max 90 dons a simpler iteration of the design, which features red and yellow accents, taking after the colors of the Chinese flag. Red is used on the Swoosh branding, while yellow is emblazoned on the tongue tab and insole. 

No specific release dates were revealed, although the new kicks are expected to be available at Nike Sportswear retailers in late January or early February, in time for Chinese New Year.

Read also: Converse launches waterproof nubuck high-tops

Converse, meanwhile, is welcoming the Chinese calendar's Year of the Earth Dog with two special 2018 collections, the Converse Solar Pack and Converse Lunar Pack.

Converse Solar Pack 2018Converse Solar Pack 2018 (Courtesy of Converse via Kompas.com/File)

The Solar Pack consists of two tonal designs on the Converse One Star, which is constructed out of nubuck and leather. The shoes feature a color gradation print to represent the eclipse, which are found on the tongue top, heel stay and Star logo. 

Converse Lunar Pack 2018Converse Lunar Pack 2018 (Courtesy of Converse via Kompas.com/File)

The Lunar Pack is featured on the Chuck Taylor All-Star, featuring premium suede uppers quipped with a debossed patterns quarter and clear oil print on the back of the shoe.

On the foxing tape of each pair's shoe, the number and letter codes on the Lunar eclipse are shown. The right foot rubber toecap boasts a debossed print of "1.316," which is the penumbral eclipse magnitude. The left foot hosts an interchangeable medial patch logo to be customized. (liz/kes)

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