Coming off two Jordan Brand collaborative releases for which they creatively redefined the Air Jordan 13 Low, CLOT, who’s worked with Nike many times prior, reveals its latest partnering release on the runway in Paris.
Edison Chen’s CLOT defies tradition by forging one of Nike’s most tried and true sneakers with another that’s relatively unknown in modern-day. The former, Nike’s Air Max 97, now two years removed from its 20th anniversary, remains one of the most trending shoes in sneakers. In opposition, Nike’s Zoom Haven, originally released in 1999 as one part of avant-garde Alpha Project, has largely been unseen in recent years after a spattering of releases over the last two decades.
Marrying a Zoom Haven upper with Air Max 97 tooling is a bold stance. Even bolder is the fortitude required to take such a risk in contemporary hype culture. Three colorways of the shoe — White/Off White-Sail, White/Sail-Deep Royal Blue and Volt/Dark Grey-Pure Platinum — are expected to drop this August. More details to come.
Update 1/23: A first look at the upcoming CLOT x Nike Zoom Haven 97 “Volt” has emerged. Take a closer look below.
Update 3/20: After a lengthy wait, new details surrounding CLOT’s Nike Zoom Haven 97 collaboration are finally revealed today. The shoe will be available in three colorways — “White/Off-White-Sail,” “Volt/Dark Gray-Pure Platinum” and “White/Sail-Deep Royal Blue.”
The CLOT x Nike pop-up will launch in Hong Kong on March 28 and will run through March 31. The pop-up will then move to Los Angeles for a one-day showing on April 6. As of now, the shoe is expected to release at these two pop-ups only.
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*RELEASE DATE LEAK*: The @Nike x @clotcrew Air Max 97/Haven will be dropping on April 9th worldwide in 3 colourways.
We can expect in typical @clotcrew style an early exclusive release at their outlets.
What do you make of this Air Max 97 xZoom Haven hybrid, are you a fan?
— PY_RATES™ (@py_rates) January 18, 2019