For Women’s History Month, Megan Ann Wilson, Megan Harris, Aunie McQueen, Dian Holton and K8 teamed up with Sneakerlab for an exclusive NIKEiD collection. Taking inspiration from various sources, the result is an array of sneakers that are strong in both story and style.
While you can view and shop the whole collection here, our friend Megan Ann Wilson aka She Got Game, was able to share with us the inspiration on each of her three designs below:
Nike Air Presto “Progress”
“The Presto Progress is inspired by the rebirth of the phoenix, rising from the ashes and the renewal of energy. The cream symbolizes a new beginning but also the perfectionism entrepreneurs need to overcome to move forward. The red is the phoenix becoming stronger. I picked the Presto as it was engineered for the wearer’s foot to take control of the shoe— and in life we need to take control and push the limits to progress – like the phoenix.”
Nike Air Max 95 “Passion”
“The Air Max 95 Passion is inspired by the phoenix at its most powerful stage. The gradient, red color scheme represents the constant dedication, love and passion that is necessary when chasing your dream. I picked the AM95 as it was the first Air Max that mixed a sportswear upper with a performance midsole, establishing running shoes as stylish.”
Nike Air Force 1 High Purpose
“The Air Force 1 High Purpose is inspired by the phoenix as it burns to ash. The use of black represents the strength within one’s purpose and the commitment to let go of distractions in order to move forward, like the the phoenix rising. I picked the Air Force 1 High as it was introduced as a performance basketball shoe, but is now primarily a style staple – mixing function with fashion.”