Nike will be celebrating the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade that takes place annually on the second Sunday of June with an upcoming inspired collection.
One of the models that will take part of the celebration is the Nike Air Force 1 Low that features a White tumbled leather upper. It’s highlighted with a colorful line art design displaying the Coqui frog, which is largest frog species found in Puerto Rico. Other details includes a frog-skin textured Swoosh, a cartoon frog logo found on the insole, while Blue and Red “PR” branding on the tongues and heels atop an icy outsole completes the design.
Check out the official photos below, and look for this “Puerto Rico” Air Force 1 Low to release this June at select retailers and Nike.com. The retail price tag is set at $100 USD.
Style Code: CJ1620-100
Release Date: June 2019
UPDATE: Following backlash from Nike’s use of Mola print on the shoe, a traditional art from Panama. A petition was started asking Nike to remove the print as it was “an insult to Panamanian culture and history” – pointed out by DJ Clark Kent. As a result, Nike has decided to officially cancel the release of the 2019 “Puerto Rico” Air Force 1 Low.
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This is called a “Mola” • It is a Panamanian art form. You can find it anywhere in my home country, PANAMA • Respectfully, This is not a part of Puerto Rico’s rich culture. • Though we are both Spanish speaking people, we have different traditions, art & cultural expressions. When celebrating one, please do proper research. These things should not be confused. •