Much celebration surrounds the upcoming Nike Air Force 1 “Year Of The Dragon II” for summer ’12. The special edition celebrates the 30th anniversary of Bruce Kilgore’s classic design and honors the 2012 Chinese New Year. Inspired by the concept of ‘dragon’, this low top features a design that blends dragon boat imagery with traditional Chinese dragon iconography.
Designed with the dragon boat concept as a primary inspiration. The upper’s red suede comes embossed with a scale pattern, while the outsole and part of the upper are made of bright blue leather, both of which are meant to evoke the idea of a red boat floating on a blue lake. The multi-colored knitted tongue design, pearl dubrets with the Roman numerals “XXX” and the premium aglets round out the premium touches for these.
The YoTD AF1′s will be released on June 23, the date of this year’s Dragon Boat Festival, at select Nike Sportswear retailers.