Writer and designer Henrik Kuerschner aka Artoo has previewed an upcoming Air Zoom Tiempo that Nike Sportswear commissioned him to create as part of a forthcoming LIVESTRONG collaboration. The shoe features multicoloured stitching tracking across a pure white upper which represents the tyre trails left by riders as they plough through snowy ground apparently. The Artoo Air Zoom Tiempo will be released in Berlin and Nike Sportswear’s 21 Mercer St store this Fall. News and images via the Artoo blog. Peep the other shoes in the line up here!
After the launch of the 5th shoe, Air Zoom Tiempo Austin Texas at the end of Oct., the Air Zoom Tiempo Pack comes to the finale by introducing another three cities: Berlin, Paris and San Francisco.
The pack was developed for the Nike Sportswear LIVESTRONG Collection in conjunction with eight riders: Kyle Demers from New York City, Jupiter Desphy from Los Angeles, Superted from London, Takaharu “Hal” Okada from Tokyo, Yorgo Tloupas representing Paris, Berlin’s Henrik Kuerschner, Massan from San Francisco, and Lance Armstrong representing his hometown of Austin. Each color represents a different rider and their respective city. For the upcoming three, the design of Paris takes on subtlety with reflective black on black while the Berlin design adds some detailed colored stitches on white. The San Francisco version goes with dark cinder highlighted by stitches and Swoosh in orange.
The Air Zoom Tiempos along with the re-introduction of Austin Texas will be available at select Nike Sportswear retailers on Nov. 7th, 2009. For more information regarding Nike Sportswear, please visit www.nikesportswear.com.
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