Finally, a shoe you can wear for a soccer scrum and a cocktail. For the latest installment of their long-term partnership, CdG and Nike have chosen the Nike Premier as their silhouette of choice, one of the Swoosh’s richest football boots.
Sky is the limit – At first glance, the Nike Premier from Comme des Garçons looks like someone’s gone with Photoshop’s stretch tool. Basically, full grain leather dresses the upper in a black or white version, while quilted stitching gives it that traditional look. For the kicker, the shoe has a very shiny kitten heel with Nike branding embossing. The leather insoles are co-branded and the rest of the outsole gives way to studded ridges.
The shoes were first shown at the “Landscape of Shadows” runway show earlier this year, but this isn’t the first pair in between to deliver a fair amount of shock value. Last January, CdG also visited the Nike Foamposite to complete the latest foam hype. Abstract and experimental designs are what Comme des Garçons does best, and designer Rei Kawakubo has also redesigned a Mochomai boxing boot at his Paris Fashion Week show in 2018 accompanied by a CdG x Nike Cortez Platform of the same year.
It seems that every brand of Balenciaga at Prada at Miu Miu wants to try a heeled sneaker at least once, when somehow wedge sneakers are always a thing. In a world where status comes from what’s on your feet, everyone wants to stand out from the crowd, literally.
The Premier heels from Nike and CdG are now available exclusively at Dover Street Market. It sits on a $ 620 USD price tag and is available in sizes 6-10 for women. If you can’t afford it or get in there, consider yourself lucky.
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