Thursday, December 17, 2009

Nike collabs w/ Maharam for Horsehair Collection

“With these $250 sneaks, Michael Maharam shot for what he calls “restrained opulence,” choosing a luxurious but underused fabric, horsehair. Nike calls horsehair “a renewable resource” because it’s clipped painlessly from the horse’s tail, but Maharam concedes that horsehair is not a practical replacement for everyday fabrics. “It grows slowly, is woven on arcane Victorian-era looms at a tedious pace, and costs a fortune,” he says.

Now available at select Nike Sportswear retailers, including 21 Mercer in NYC.

That pair in the middle that resembles a LV Damier print is dope! I think I need a pair

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