“Self-representation, for me, is being authentic to my people and who I am,” says Nike designer Tracie Jackson, who created this season’s Nike N7 x Pendleton pattern inspired by the weavings of her great-grandmother, Phoebe Nez.
Now a graphic designer at Nike, Jackson is passing along her grandmother’s legacy in the 10th anniversary of the Nike N7 collection, honoring heritage through special patterns with Pendleton.
Proceeds from the Nike N7 x Pendleton Seven Generations blanket, featuring Jackson’s pattern, benefit the American Indian College Fund.
At the request of Jackson, a reimagined Nike Air Moc N7 was brought back to the footwear lineup as a descendent from the N7 Free Forward Moc+ in 2012.
Jackson also added the Air Zoom Pegasus 36 N7 x Pendleton to commemorate the running womenhood ceremony that’s custom among Navajo circles.
Featuring a Gold-suede upper, the Air Force 1 ’07 N7 x Pendleton references the collection’s southwestern color palette.
The suede overlay on the Air Jordan 8 N7 x Pendleton surrounds the collection’s print.
The Zoom Heritage N7 x Pendleton arrives in new colorways and is offered in dual-gender sizing along with the other silhouettes, modeling the “two-spirit” language within the Navajo community, inclusive of all wearers regardless of where they identify on the gender spectrum.
The storm pattern also appears throughout the apparel collection, which includes hoodies, leggings, shirts and jogger pants. Participating college basketball teams will wear the long sleeve crew as shotting shirts over their turquoise uniforms in select games through November.
Nike N7 Pendleton Holiday 2019 Release Date
Look for the Nike N7 Pendleton collection to release on November 7th at select retailers and Nike.com.
Release Date: November 7, 2019