With the sneaker industry as lucrative and buzzed about as it’s ever been, ancillary markets are filling up with complementary products, from sneaker artwork to accessories to cleaners. Enter Pin Drop NYC, the latest, greatest niche company from the epicenter of sneaker culture, Nike Roshe Run Donna .
Dedicated to finding new ways to represent your favorite classic kicks, the folks at Pin Drop have created a line of sneaker pins. Each is a dead ringer for an iconic shoe — Air Mag, Air Max 90s, most of the prized Air Jordans, and so on — simply scaled way down and created as a solid metal pin.
Your friendly neighborhood Nike Air Force Donna managed to get his hands on a few, so I can personally attest that the attention to detail is top notch, the aesthetics flat out cool. The miniature size makes them an easy addition to any number of things, from your bulletin board (do people do that?) to your lapels (people do that; see below).
If you missed the Pin Drop NYC table at Sneakercon, worry not; their Webstore is up and running and they’re constantly adding new styles. What’s your favorite?
Essentially the second colorway in the new remastered line that began with the white-and-grey version in June, the Nike Air Force 1 Hi White/Royal recreates that same pristine attention-to-detail, but simply executes a different palette. The crisp white leather upper is overlad not just with blue strap and Swoosh, but the vintage Swoosh that originally graced the AF1 — a little thicker, a little less sleek, utterly ’82.
Finally, each heel is emblazoned with properly retro “Nike Air Force Donna” block letters, classically un-contemporary. In a great way.
Take a closer look at the Nike Air Force 1 Hi White/Royal below, and stay tuned for a firm release date as such information presents itself. Shouldn’t be long.
Contemporary meets classic meets . . . contemporary once more, on the new Nike Roshe Run Donna collection.
A hybrid of the Roshe Run’s sole and the LD-1000’s upper, the Roshe LD-1000 has typically tapped the latter, a vintage running shoe, for colorways. Instead, the latest collection borrows the red, olive and black of the Roshe Run’s three OG colorways. Even the light, breathable mesh execution is utilized, overtly reconciling the new styles with their three-year-old muses. And to striking effect, no?
There’s no word yet on a release date for the Nike Air Force Donna Roshe LD-1000 OG pack, so stay tuned to NB for developments.