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Collaboration between Nike, G-Dragon creates buzz

Im Eun-byel 

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network

 /  Mon, November 11, 2019  /  10:06 am
Collaboration between Nike, G-Dragon creates buzz

Sportswear brand Nike will soon release a new edition of the iconic Air Force 1 sneaker in collaboration with G-Dragon. (Nike/File)

Sportswear brand Nike will soon release a new edition of the iconic Air Force 1 sneaker in collaboration with G-Dragon.

Named AF1 (Air Force 1) Para-Nose, the sneakers mark the first project for the leader of Big Bang since being discharged from the military last month.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Air Force 1 is Nike’s signature line, touted as an icon of street fashion and beloved by sports fans around the world since its release in 1982.

Trendsetter G-Dragon has been leading his fashion label Peaceminusone since 2016. The new sneakers are printed with a drawing of a daisy flower, the logo of Peaceminusone.

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“The sneakers were created based on G-Dragon’s interest in fashion, music, art, culture, sport and everything that he is intellectually curious about,” Nike saod. “He was inspired by communities that do not settle for the present but head on for new challenges.”

AF1 Para-Nose will go on sale from Nov. 23 and is expected to be priced at around $200. A special edition, limited for sale in Korea, features Nike’s swoosh logo in red.

After news surfaced that the special edition will be on sale only in Korea, Peaceminusone’s website server went down due to heavy traffic on Thursday.

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This article appeared on The Korea Herald newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post