As a part of the 2019 Nike N7 Collection, this year’s Air Jordan releases 2019 will include an Air Jordan 8 made up of Pendleton fabrics. Around Fall, Jordan Brand and Nike are known to team up and put together a collection that contributes to the N7 Fund, supporting Aboriginal communities and Native American sport organizations. Aboriginal rapper Taboo was the fact of last year’s N7 Collection, which drew inspiration from his personal Native American cultural heritage and roots. He reported that his style was influenced by the outfits of traditional Native American dancers in East L.A. The color palette and “intricate beadwork patterning” also influenced the collection.
Back in 2013, Nike teamed up with the Pendleton Woolen Mills (PWM) to create an N7 blanket. The design of the innovative yet traditional blanket drew inspiration from the patterns on traditional Native American attires. The blanket was also inspired by Nike Flyknit. It featured a repetitive pattern of arrows that got larger and larger towards the center. Alongside the blanket, Nike also released apparel and sneakers for both men and women. The apparel included a Windrunner Jacket Elements, and a men’s and women’s Graphic Tee. The sneakers included separate men’s and women’s iterations of the Air Force 1 High and the Roshe Run.
The Air Jordan releases 2019 from this year’s Nike N7 Collection will indeed include an Air Jordan 8 iteration, but the image you see above is not of the actual sneaker. Considering Nike N7’s previous collaboration with the Pendleton Woolen Mills (PWM), it is not surprising that it will be made up of Pendleton fabric and will apparently also feature the signature patterns of the textile company. Reportedly, this Air Jordan 8 iteration will be dressed up in various shades of Grey, while also sporting Gold-colored detailing. Of course, the “N7” logo will be among the brand that will appear on it.
Air Jordan 8 N7 "Pendleton" Color: Thunder Grey/Light Graphite-Gold Suede-Black Style Code: CQ9601-001 Release Date: November 7th, 2019 Retail Price: $200