The Nike N7 series has brought charitable purpose to their product, raising more than $7.5M for the awareness and protection of Indigenous Peoples. Through the N7 series, the brand has brought tremendous attention to the cause, with this one featuring inspiration from various Indigenous athletes.
Across all footwear styles, each color palette and material selection help to tell the athlete’s story, their culture and their personal expression. Additionally, each silhouette carries a representation of a community graphic, utilizes traditional craftmanship and features an Indigenized swoosh.All pieces of the collection are brought together through flat laces, leather aglets and is identified by a crafted leather tongue label.
N7 Nike Dunk Low: Crafted with full grain leather for longevity. The braided leather swoosh represents Lyle Thompson’s proud heritage and iconic hair. The color purple represents the wompom shell, a natural shell from Lyle’s home of Onondaga Nation. A one-up-one-down chunky deco stitching pattern signifies people coming together in goodness and positivity. The panel weaving and raw edge finishes represent the texture and hand feel of moccasins.
N7 Nike Air Zoom Type: The colors of the swoosh are a representation of the medicine wheel, which is foundational to Lauren Schad’s Cheyenne River Sioux community. The colors black, white, yellow and red are evident in the design alongside a deco stitching pattern, embroidery and leather accents.
N7 Nike Kyrie Low 4: influenced by his Standing Rock Sioux handmade star quilt received during his naming ceremony, the chunky deco stitching and graphic lines come to life in a tactile print. The swoosh is embroidered, and the upper space yarn is dyed in natural colors.
Look for the Nike Summer N7 Collection to release on June 21 through Nike.com and other select retailers. Be sure to take a closer look at the collection through official photos below.