Emotionally Unavailable x Nike Air Force 1

by Henrik Buzzi


Emotionally Unavailable was a lighthearted partnership founded by Edison Chen and KB Lee in 2014. Teaming up with Nike og the AF1. The silhouette and material (canvas to nod to the Nike Vandal, which Lee recalls first thinking was an AF1) represent the designers' roots and relationship with Nike. "Growing up in Korea, the canvas Air Force One is a universal shoe. Hip-hop heads wore it. Skaters wore it. It covered multiple subcultures," says Lee. "It also just looks cool because it wears down so well." The shoe is intended to be well-loved — which will become evident through a beautiful patina. The zippered gusset makes it easy to take on and off and also helps form Emotionally Unavailable's recognizable heart logo. Releasing March 14 at selected retailers.