It was only a matter of time before a major kicks label teamed up with Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci. As it happened, Nike closed the deal first. As announced a few weeks ago, he’s designed four basketball shoes using Nike’s iconic Air Force 1 model. (Technically, Converse got to Tisci first in 2011, but that was only for the Japanese market — unfair!)
Pics of Nike R.T., as the collaboration is called, have been trickling out since the news broke, but here are pics taken by the designer himself, possibly at the Nike campus in Beaverton, Oregon. Most of the vaguely ethnic styles are pictured — hi-tops and low-tops — but the knee-high boots are conspicuously missing. Maybe he’s wearing them.