Nike has signed many strong women over the years, including modern stars like Jordan Hase and Maria Sharapova. The Swoosh label has always strived to advance women with its many feminine offerings and through the sponsorship of female athletes.
Nike also recently announced the Athlete Think Tank program, which aims to transform the future of women in sport. For the project, the Swoosh label recruited 13 female athletes from different backgrounds, ages and sports to participate in the project.
Not only athletes, but also the label has consistently tried to keep female sneakerheads in mind. With over 500 women’s Nike sneakers to choose from, finding the best pair can be a nightmare. That’s why Sportskeeda has listed five women’s iterations of popular Nike silhouettes like Dunks, Air Force and Air Jordans to add to your rotation. .
Top 5 women’s makeovers on Nike’s silhouette
1) Women’s Air Jordan 8 Taxi Yellow and Black
Women’s Air Jordan 8 Taxi Yellow and Black (Image via Nike)
The Swoosh label has partnered with athlete Rui Hachimura to release a new pair of Air Jordan 8s in a women’s version. The special Air Jordan 8 Taxi Edition for women was released on July 29, 2022 on the Nike SNKRS official e-commerce site.
The leather upper is dressed in black in a taxi-inspired color palette accented with bold hits of taxi yellow. The yellow colorway captures the pair’s branding details and collar and sole.
Chenille patches, footbeds and “Air Jordan” lettering are branded on a single piece of strap that’s much more vibrant. Air Jordan-branded fasteners, lower heel molds and center console panels are all painted bright yellow.
Adding a special touch to the design, the pair also features gold accents and toe boxes with perforated designs. The perforated design extends to the neck windows of the sneaker. The most noticeable part is the yellow Jumpman logo on the tongue.
Further details have been added with the ’23’ embroidery visible on the front and centre. The special Air Jordan 8 Taxi Edition for women was released on July 29, 2022 with a retail price of $200.
2) Ladies Air Force 1 Valentine’s Edition 2022
The Swoosh label has re-launched its classic Kicks Air Force 1 for a Valentine’s Day theme. The sneakers are accented in pink, red, and white, which can be perfect for women who want a cute kick in this aesthetic.
The upper material of the sneakers consists mainly of white-washed leather, and all sneakers have lovingly stuffed updos. The design scheme is kept simple as pairs come in the traditional color blocking of sails with white atmosphere, solid red and pink accents.
The iconic Swoosh – dressed in pink – is accented on the sides of the shoes, with red on the ankles and “Air” branding on the tongues.
Air Force 1’s Les Dubre comes in an eye-catching bracelet design that features beads with the letters “Nike” and “Love” on each pair. The design is rounded off by a white midsole and a pink outsole. The version was released in February for a retail price of $110.
3) Nike x Jacquemus Air Humara
Jacquemus x Air Humara Sneaker (Image via @jacquemus/Instagram)
This year, iconic labels Jacquemus and Nike have collaborated to give the Air Humara silhouette a two-color makeover. For the designer of the label of the same name, this was the first collaboration with the label Swoosh. In an official press release, Simon Porte Jacquemus commented on the sneakers, saying that the silhouette is his favorite Nike shoe.
The collection features two colorways of Nike ACG (All Condition Gear) inspired silhouettes, both constructed with an elevated color palette and trail-ready tooling.
The upper of both shoes is made from a mix of smooth leather and suede, giving them a clean aesthetic. The central leg panels of the sneaker’s upper are smoothed out to give more room to the white base. A flair for an otherwise minimalist design is combined with a metal Swoosh coated in a raised gold-tone finish.
Jarrett Reynolds, Vice President of Catalyst Apparel Design at Nike, commented on the sneakers and their collaboration with Jacquemus:
“At Jacquemus, we drew from vintage ACG inspiration and the interweaving of Nike Dri-FIT fabrics, envisioning shoes like ours to create a marriage of sport and style only possible through the shared lens of Nike x Jacquemus .”
More details are added on the sneakers with striped banners present all over the tread along the bottom of the sneaker collar. A branding touch is added with the letter “JAQUEMUS” on the tongue, heels, insoles and outsoles.
The shoes were inspired by a mix of the ACG pocket knife and the iconic Air Hamara silhouette. A lacing eyelet for the ACG pocket knife released in 2000 was added over the locking strap and outer band. Completing the look was a trail-inspired sole piece that came in a midsole and outsole design with ridged edges.
The shades of brown and beige of our collaborative sneakers were released on Jacquemus’ website on June 28, 2022 and re-released on Nike SNKRS on August 5, 2022 for SNKRS Day.
4) Lady Dunk Lou rose whisper
Official images of the Nike Dunk Lo “Rose Whisper” for women
Official images of the Nike Dunk Lo “Rose Whisper” for women
Nike Dunk, one of the most coveted shoe lines, focuses its energy on the women’s silhouette and the new variant called Rose Whisper is another addition to the women’s silhouette.
The Swoosh label wears its Dunk Low silhouette in a traditional two-tone arrangement in pink-inspired hues. The upper part of the shoe is made of leather material in white color while the leather overlay is dressed in rose whisper.
The swoosh label described the product on the official website,
“Now the OG has been refreshed by College Hoops with a softer palette. Rose whisper and white color blocking add seasonal style and a bright – yet subtle – touch to your outfit.”
The eponymous Rose Whisper colorway is featured on the iconic Swoosh, outsole, inner lining and lace. On the other hand, white can be emphasized on the toe boxes, ankle collars and midfoot areas.
The look was completed with a white midsole and pink outsole. The pair was launched on June 2, 2022 on the official e-commerce site with a retail price of $100.
5) Air Jordan 11 Low WMNS Pure Violet
We started the list with a Jordan, and it seems fitting to end it with just one. The Air Jordan 11 Low WMNS comes in Pure Violet White/Pure Purple/White colorways with an iridescent sheen throughout the shoe.
The shoe upper is made of durable genuine nylon material and is fully covered with a pristine white color. The swoosh label describes the product on its official website,
Designed by Tinker Hatfield, the Air Jordan 11 was meant to carry MJ on and off the court. Inspired by flashy cars, the glossy patent leather overlay steals the scene whenever you enter a room or hit the street.
Pure purple – that’s a light pastel shade of purple – and shiny patent leather overlays add flair to the otherwise simple shoe. The look was rounded off with a title shade in a softer finish on the opaque outsoles.
The shoes were released on April 28, 2022 on the Nike SNKRS official e-commerce site with a retail price of $190 for adults, $80 for younger kids and $60 for kids.
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