If pink was the Pantone color of the year, then velvet and all its variations would be 2016’s No. 1 fabric. It first appeared in the form of velour track suits and quickly spread to additional clothing items, and then popped up as a fabrication in December on a trio of Puma by Fenty creepers and a burgundy Jordan 11 Heiress shoe, all of which sold out upon arrival.
Capitalizing on the popularity, Nike has further dipped its toe into velvets with a trio of Nike Cortez sneakers, offered in burgundy, icy blue and olive.
Currently the shoes are available at Nike, Bodega in Boston, Naked in Copenhagen and Titolo in Switzerland. All have online stores), but it’s a sure bet that in the near future they will see a wider launch.