Loopwheeler x NikeLab Air Force 1 Ultra Force
Japanese brand Loopwheeler presents their unique and only indigo take of the NikeLab Air Force 1 Ultra Force. Once you get into fabric dyeing and ink, indigo is the most desired “hue”.
With time, it gained a place as the 6th color of the rainbow and is somehow associated with foresight and instinct. Indigo: The dark blue dye obtained from the indigo plant, somewhere and right in between blue and violet.
Nike Air UltraForce as seen by Loopwheeler
This is where the UltraForce comes in. As seen on the Sock Dart, also part of the pack and created in collaboration with Loopwheeler, their objective was to create a hand-dyed pair of sneakers.
This has been achieved due to their top-end knitting machines, existing only in Japan. As you can imagine, going forward with hand-dyed indigo, Nike was confronted with a few production challenges with regards to stretch and flexibility.
Moreover, you will be able to see two layers of fabric: dark indigo-dyed (toebox and midsole for the Air Force and toebox and vamp for the Sock Dart). Also included is heathered white cotton (mid-structure of the Air Force and heel and tongue of the Sock Dart).
To keep you even comfier, the lining is made from a very-light-grey cotton blend and has premium leather insoles. Loopwheeler’s logo can be found on the tongue and once they release, they will come with a special edition drawstring bag.
The NikeLab x Loopwheeler Air Force 1 Ultraforce will be available on July 16th on nike.com/nikelab and at NikeLab MA5 in Tokyo and at the Loopwheeler stores in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka.