- Rocky Tan upper
- Sport Red Swoosh Logo
- CLOT-branding on the heel
- Lace eyelet detailing
- Rubber Out Sole
Style: Medium Brown/Transparent/Red
Original Release Date: 5/21/21
Following CLOT’s re-release of the CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 “K.O.D.” the shoe is reimagined in a brand new “CHA” colorway. Inspired by one of the seven necessities of Chinese life - drinking tea - the shoe features a brand-new brown-panelled upper celebrating the art and practice of tea drinking while the name “CHA” is the transliteration of TEA in Chinese (茶). Originally one of the prototype colorways for the 2006 CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 “Kiss of Death,” the CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 “K.O.D.” - CHA colorway is also a homage to an integral piece of CLOT history.
Inspired by the art and practice of drinking tea, the colors are an ode to the different varieties of Chinese tea. Hugely influential and often a daily practice in Chinese life, tea is considered one of the “seven necessities of Chinese life” and has helped disseminate Chinese culture to the world. Similar to CLOT’s mission to Bridge the East and the West, the “CHA” colorway is a continuation of the “K.O.D.” legacy inspired by the past and brought to the present while highlighting CLOT’s Chinese roots.
The shoe features the same updated construction as the CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 “K.O.D.” with a brand-new perforated toe cap. The silhouette remains the same as the original release in 2006, with a deconstructed style and mix of materials including suede, leather and ostrich. The shoe features a Rocky Tan upper mixed with Sport Red on the Swoosh, CLOT-branding on the heel and lace eyelet detailing. Medium Brown is used on the midsole and upper panels. Finishing off is the same translucent outsole, with Chinese pressure points graphics as seen on the CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 “K.O.D.”
A special packaging inspired by the original K.O.D. was created in limited quantities for friends and family only. The exclusive shoebox takes inspiration from the cloth-bound books prominent in Ancient China, featuring "Air Max One" written in calligraphy and classic toggles to fasten the lid.
Editorial Credit: JuiceStore.com
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