A native New Yorker who came of age in the '90s, Nordstrom VP of Creative Projects Olivia Kim has coveted iconic sneakers her entire life. The '90s was a golden age for creative expression in downtown NYC and for wider sneaker culture, and Kim lived and breathed it all. For the No Cover collection, she curated a capsule of nostalgic NYC-inspired OG Nike silhouettes that she couldn't get her hands on growing up, bringing to life what was previously unattainable in her own life.
For this special-edition Air Footscape, Nike went for reincorporated OG tooling on the Footscape sole originally released in 1996, priming it for takeover across any surface—then or now. Further injecting that decade's vibe into the sneaker, a classic zebra-printed suede covers the upper, recalling one of the era's most recognisable patterns for a punk attitude that would fit in with any '90s downtown NYC club.