In November 2015, the KD8 took on the N7 treatment. The shoes featured a volt outsole and a multi-color infused graphic on the upper. The KD signature basketball shoe is a reoccurring silhouette for the collection.
This time, the N7 collection returns for Spring. The collection consists of a full line with apparel (tee, tank, hybrid jacket, tights and sweatpants) and footwear (Juvenate and Air Max Tavas). On a light grey base, both shoes get splashed like an artist’s canvas. The shoes bring together a mashup of colors including blue, red, black, white.
Contemporary artist and activist Bunky Echo-Hawk inspired the line. The N7 Spring Collection will be available March 19, 2016 at Nike.com and select retailers. For more information visit N7Fund.com
For those who are unfamiliar with Nike’s N7 mission:
N7 is Nike’s long-time commitment and mission to inspire and enable two million Native American and Aboriginal youth in North America to participate in sport and physical activity. The N7 philosophy embraces the Native philosophy: “In every deliberation we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.”
The N7 Collection, which incorporates organic cotton and recycled polyester into several styles, highlights the N7 philosophy of considering the lasting impact our decisions have on the planet and embodies Nike’s commitment to sustainable innovation by creating product engineered for superior athletic performance and lower environmental impact.
After nearly a decade of partnership with tribes across North America to support programs aimed at physically active lifestyles, Nike deepened its connection to the Native American community in 2007 with the launch of N7 beginning with the Nike Air Native N7 shoe. The N7 Collection followed in 2009, to celebrate Native American and Aboriginal culture and to raise awareness for the N7 Fund, which has raised more than $3.5 million for Native American and Aboriginal youth sport programs. The next N7 Fund grant cycle will open in June 2016.