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First Look: Kids of Immigrants x Nike Air Max Sunder

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Founded by Daniel Buezo and Weleh Dennis in 2016, the Los Angeles-based label Kids of Immigrants continue to promote inclusivity, unity, and the celebration of immigrant heritage. The inspiring label is now turning their attention to a late-90s model generating all kinds of heat recently: the . The collaboration is reportedly launching in the coming months.

This will be the label's sophomore footwear collaboration with Nike, and the model features a sleek neoprene upper with cage-like, retrofuturist TPU covers. Incorporating a sci-fi gradient of cosmic purple and pink, the collaboration is seemingly imbued with a sense of Y2K tech nostalgia – fitting given the era in which the Sunder first arrived.

Introduced in 1999 as a specialised cross-training shoe, the Air Max Sunder belonged to one of Nike’s starry-eyed tech-sperimental eras. Specifically tailored to the performance needs of the athlete, the model was most notable for its unique closure system, which often included a zipper and velcro straps. The shoe was dormant for a number of years until got their hands on the silhouette in 2021.

Currently, there’s no official word on a release date, but make sure to keep it locked to Sneaker Freaker for updates.

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