Nike is celebrating China’s Qixi festival, taking place this Friday, 17 August, with a duo of Classic Cortez Nylon colorways for Men and Women.
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The special edition pack features two colorways inspired by the “Dusk till Dawn” Chinese folklore of Niulang and Zhinu. The Chinese Valentine’s Day celebrates the yearly reunion of the couple, banished to the opposite ends of the Sliver River, on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month through a bridge formed by magpies.
The Men’s edition features a gradient “Dark Obsidian” hue and the Women’s version a “Flash Crimson” wash, each boasting galaxy stars to represent the fading sky of the summer night. The constellation of Vega (Zhinu star) and Altair (Niulang star) are printed on the heel counter in glow-in-the-dark ink, while a tongue tab branded with “Today is the Day” rounds out the limited edition pair.
Nike’s Classic Cortez Nylon “Qixi Festival” pack will launch exclusively in China on August 18 via Nike’s SNKRS app and select retailers.