Have a first look at Ice Tees designer Fernanda A. Schmidt‘s collaborative effort with Nike, the boldly-colored “B2-Fera” React Element 55 sneaker. The effort is part of Nike’s “We Are Cultivator” platform, built to amplify the stories of up-and-coming creatives.
Offered in a bold neon green, the shoe is inspired by the hustle and bustle of New York City, where Schmidt moved to from Bolivia to pursue a career in design and styling. At the same time, B2 references the class of visa that enabled her to make her first visit New York.
Reflecting on the collaboration, Schmidt says, “The grind of this City fuels my creativity; its iconic industrial style, saturated with bright signage, yellow cabs and bold fashion is completely different from the naturally colorful landscapes in Bolivia. This contrast between my two homes is a constant source of inspiration and a reminder of where I come from, and where I want to be.”
Priced at $160 and available in women’s sizes 5-12, Nike’s “B2 Fera” React Element 55 launches on August 19, 2019 on nike.com, and will be available to purchase through September 2nd.
Have a look at the shoe below.