Though many tend to equate Nike’s Innovation Kitchen with 1 of 1 exclusive Air Force 1s and Dunks, the IK is much more than a fancy colorway/materialway and some lasering. The IK is Nike’s breeding ground for creativity, innovation, and a thought process years ahead of the present. The IK is home to some of Nike’s most creative designers including Mark Smith and JB.
Chi McBride, a great friend to KATC, the co-star of “Pushing Daisies”, and a devout sneaker connoisseur, recently made a trip out to Nike’s Innovation Kitchen and came home with a pair of Nike IK designed sneakers that epitomizes the past and the future of Nike. The “Old Meets New” Chi McBride x Nike Vintage Cortez 360 combines the upper from Nike’s classic Vintage Cortez with sole of the Nike Air Max 360, Nike’s newest top of the line runner. The “Old Meets New” Nike Vintage Cortez 360 features a Salmon colored Nylon/Suede Cortez upper with a Clear 360 Midsole and a Gum outsole. As of now, the Nike Vintage Cortez 360s are a 1 of 1 Nike IK project, but with the proliferation and popularity of the Nike Hybrid, we may see something like these in the future.
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