Nike has linked with Revlon creative director Ruba Abu-Nimah on an Air Force 1 sneaker rooted in love. The shoes story is inspired by a U.S. stamp first issue on January 31, 1984. The stamp was designed by J. Bradbury Thompson, a pioneer of 20th century graphic design.
Now based in New York, the Middle-Eastern-born Abu-Nimah has a potent creative resume, most recently as Elle magazine’s first female creative director.
Reflecting on the design Abu-Nimah wrote on Instagram, “Growing up as a child outside of the US these are the symbols that represented America to me. It was a place of inclusiveness and openness. It seems appropriate today to remind ourselves that the current state of affairs should only be temporary. Government will come and go but we the people persevere because ultimately LOVE trumps HATE.”
Priced at $120 and available in men’s and women’s sizes, Abu-Nimah’s Air Force 1 silhouette is available at sneaker-lab.com and Nike’s SNKRS app at 10:00 AM EST on April 9, 2018.