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 Force 1, inspiration came from NYC's rave scene in the '90s, combining funky, unexpected materials for a loud look that's made for dancing the night away. The upper is completely covered in a classic blue corduroy, and is accented by a neon snakeskin heel tab and Swoosh, adapted from 1996's Snake AF-1. In these AF-1s though, you don't even have to carry your own glow sticks to the rave—the sneaker's midsole and outsole are glow-in-the-dark, swinging everyone's attention to your suddenly radiant feet.