Nike Basketball's rising popularity in the late ’80s led the brand to create a memorable dualistic identity: one invented around strength and power, the other around speed and flight. The latter was the origin for the Flight Jacket, which helped reflect a new sense of on- and off-court style throughout the next decade. The City Exploration Collection takes this staple of Nike Basketball culture and applies it through a city-perspective, specifically Chicago and Atlanta.
The aforementioned jacket uses colors inspired by the Chicago Flag. Another addition to the collection, also updated and articulated through a city lens, is the basketball short, made with lightweight knit fabric and bold trims. Zippered pockets make storing small items easy. Rounding out the collection are a range of tees, hoodies, hats and bags.
The full City Exploration Collection releases in February.
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