Nike X Roundel By London Underground Air Max Collection
words // Zac Dubasik
This new collection from Nike takes inspiration from the world's first underground railway. According to Nike, Inc., "the Nike x Roundel by London Underground collection represents the diverse and unique style that is synonymous with the city of London."
The shoes feature an engineered woven Jacquard inspired by the seat upholstery found in the railway's cars. This material is traditionally made from a wool and polyester mix which was specially created by designer Misha Black, and launched in 1978.
This collection features both the Air Max 1 and Air Max 9, fully wrapped in the print. Both shoes also feature gum ousoles, and their tongues are embroidered with London Underground's logo, also known as the Roundel. The shoes launch December 14th at select retailers.