Roosters… Roosters everywhere. We in the realms of street fashion have all seen every sneakers iteration of the coming Chinese New Year. As a refreshing tangent for The Year of the Rooster, Nike China has released two special Air Force 1 renditions that pays an ode to another Chinese relic, the color jade. In China, jade is associated with the attributes of virtue and nobility, and is often used to mark 35 years. Which in this case, the AF1 is doing just that. Thus Nike has rekitted the Air Force 1 Ultra Low QS with subtle but sleek touches of jade and gold along the shoe’s heel, tongue, laces and outsole. Along with a special redress of the women’s Air Force 1 Upstep, which sees the sneaker’s midsole slightly raised and topped off with a similar treatment of gold and jade accents. Stay tuned, as both pairs of these special jade Nike AF-1s will be releasing mid-January.

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