words // Brennan Hiro Williams

The Nike x Dover Street Market Air Force 1 collection, first released at DSM earlier this summer, will see a limited global release this month.

The Nike x DSM Air Force 1 arrives in both navy and ecru colorways, and features, for the first time in Nike footwear material history, a Ventile fabric upper. Ventile, developed in Manchester, England during World War II, is a woven cotton fabric that is both waterproof and windproof. The Ventile story connects with the year 1948, when London played host to the first post-war Olympic Games.

The shoe's Tyvek tongue tab features the number combo "17-18," a nod to both race numbers worn by runners and the address of the DSM London shop.

For customers in the New York area, the Nike x Dover Street Market Air Force 1 collection will release tomorrow, September 6, at 21 Mercer.