Space exploration inspires new Nike Sportswear collection

12 Feb, 2012

Ahead of basketball’s big weekend in Orlando, Nike Sportswear is introducing a collection of styles inspired by central Florida’s association with space exploration. The collection features a galactic theme on the Nike Dunk, Nike Flight One and Nike Foamposite One. Interior graphics pay homage to the phenomenon of the Supernova – arguably the most powerful force in the universe – while fonts and badging are featured within the collection as a nod to Orlando and space.

With a motif inspired by astronaut space suits, the Nike Dunk features a waxed canvas upper emulating training suit material. Military stencil font is prominently featured on the upper and outsole, while the inner lining features the supernova graphic print. Available in three different colors including rogue green, flat gold and blue grey, the Nike Dunk also features a removable tongue top patch and Nike Swoosh.

With the weekend’s festivities returning to Orlando for the first time since 1992, Nike celebrates the legacy of arguably the most popular player in the history of pro basketball in Orlando. Made popular in the mid-90’s, the Nike Flight One makes a comeback in two colorways, with one featuring glow-in-the-dark details on the sole and midsole spheres.

The Nike Foamposite One, showcasing an out-of-this-world galactic print upper, includes a Polyurethane midsole and a Nike Zoom unit in heel for low-profile, responsive cushioning. Made popular in its debut on the college hardwood in 1998, the Foamposite breaks the mold of conventional footwear design.

The collection will be available at select retailers and NikeStore.com from February 23.

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