After spending years as Virgil Abloh’s right-hand assistant and consultant, young, Brixton-born designer, Samuel Ross, ventured on his own to create the world-recognized menswear brand, A-COLD-WALL*. According to Ross, at its core, A-COLD-WALL* is an esoteric art project that explores the nuances and disparities of the British class system, incorporating many utilitarian materials with everyday styles. Teaming with Nike earlier this season with their Zoom Vomero drop, the two now come together to put a unique spin on a Nike classic.
The new Nike collaboration with A-COLD-WALL* features a new iteration of the Air Force 1s, coming constructed with Nike’s Flyleather material, which is made with at least 50 percent recycled natural leather fiber. It is then dressed in suede overlays, allowing for an evolution of design thinking while deftly balancing natural tactile qualities with an important reduction in the planet’s carbon footprint.
“Flyleather is a vessel to refine an idea that was already quite strong,” says Ross. “The technology behind it is also connected to the progression of my design practice, my label and, of course, my work on the Air Force. To produce a shoe that carries a sustainable narrative and talks to modern issues is a big thing.”
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