December 13, 04:26 PM GMT
4,000 - 6,000 USD
NIKE, NIKE BRUIN, SIZE 12
Rubber, Suede, Cotton
The moniker ‘EKIN’ (Nike spelled backwards) was developed in the 1980's, symbolic of the ‘backwards and forwards’ product knowledge of these Nike employees. A subset of Nike workers, EKINs are the brand's trusted voice. Working closely with the product and their relevant communities, the EKIN mission is to move athletes through impassioned storytelling, while keeping the brand’s vision purposeful and authentic.
Produced in 2021, the pair is an exclusive collaboration between Nike and neighborhood Portland hot sauce brand, HAB Sauce. The collaboration was an exclusive Friends and Family release.
White shoelaces, Swooshes and soles add a stark contrast to the orange suede upper. The shoelaces also read “Bringing the heat since 1981” and are complete with a mini Swoosh in a flaming chili on the lateral toes.
The pair come in an orange box with the famous EKIN text written across.