That is until CDG’s Fall/Winter show over the weekend, where the Japanese label unveiled one of the most intriguing offerings in their long-standing tenure with Nike. The label unveiled two monochrome takes on the Nike Air Foamposite One, with one black, one white, comes with standard CDG minimal branding in the rear. But it’s the reworked foam shell uppers that have brought the silhouette into a new light.
Foam molds are notoriously expensive to make, so for Nike to give CDG it’s very own mold is simply unheard of. Gone is the silhouette’s vertical tiger stripe-like finish, with the imprint opting for an effect one could only describe as topographical. Mimicking the rolling heights of terrain, the pair forms two distinct focal points at the ankle and forefoot, the former even appearing similar to a thumbprint in its styling. Sole units, liners, and lace stays remain tonal to their respective shells, while carbon fiber shanks are a blanket black.
Release Date: Fall/Winter ’21