As a self professed sneakerhead I am always on the lookout for the next drop, the next piece to be added to the collection. Where this stems from is an exercise in cultural understanding, both into what makes me up as a person and what is popular culture.
Unfortunately these two things lined up to create the pandora’s box of sneaker issues. Luckily Rachel is very supportive of my issue, she also does happen to work in the industry, but imagine moving house with over 100 pairs of kicks with 90% of them in still in their boxes. She was not happy! My cargo of shoes boxes filling our car up and the rest of our precious goods on the back of a trailer? Not happy.
This brings me to the point of this post – the Nike x Parra drop. I want it! Like badly. Feast your eyes upon these beauties!
Now who is Parra? And how did he or she collaborate in creating such a beautiful piece of practical footwear? Well he is not new to the game. Pieter Janssen, or better known by his stage name Piet Parra, is a Dutch graphic designer and illustrator having worked on previous collabs for Nike such as the Air Max 1 “Cherrywood” and the Air Max 95 “The Running Man”.
These are some pretty cool sneakers themselves and I would love to own them but sadly I missed the boat. The global drop happened on the 21st of July 2018 with Shelflife dropping any day soon. With it comes a Air Max 1, Zoom Spiridon, and a track jacket, the Parra x Nike Sportswear collection features a series of prints and patterns that offer up something appealing to the hardcore collectors and the younger generation. These are likely to disappear fast as the talk is high and with limited supply.