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Pop star signs on with shoe giant to create eco-friendly line.
April 11, 2022
Billie Eilish has teamed with Nike for a second time to work on some of her favorite Nike silhouettes – including the Air Force 1. She’s reimagined the shoe with an eye to environmentally preferred materials and a new color palette.
“The challenge and opportunity with this collection was to respect the originals, but make them my own,” says Eilish. “It was also important for me to mix in environmentally preferred materials where we could and present them in a way that felt fresh.”
For the AF1, Eilish chose a synthetic nubuck material, which uses 80% recycled materials. Her signature oversized style is emphasized through the shoe’s chunky midfoot straps, an element inspired by two other Nike classics, the Alpha Force Low and Air Trainer 3. The straps cover the shoe’s laces and are finished with tabs that mirror the Nike Grind midsole. The entire shoe is made from 18% post-consumer recycled content, 100% recycled polyester details and an underfoot made with Nike Grind. The full package is complete with a tonal mushroom color.
The mushroom color scheme extends to the Nike x Billie Apparel Collection: hoodie, sweatpants and T-shirt. All three garments follow Eilish’s signature oversized style and are embellished with silicone “Billie Eilish” graphics.
The Nike Air Force 1 Billie and related apparel release April 25 globally on SNKRS.
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