“Catechu”: A Plant-Inspired Pink Air Force 1 is Dropping Soon

 In Nike, Sneakers

Now that we’re over them holiday kicks, we need some fresh pairs to kick-off the summer heat that’s coming up. And this pink Air Force 1 kinda covers both tastes, whether you’re a funky fan or you’re more into basic shit.

Which Plant is Nike Honoring this Time?

We all know that the Air Force 1 is with no doubt one of the most iconic Nike trainers ever. This classic that we all know and love always manages to look fresher than ever! And we’re about to add some more awesomeness to this already awesome silhouette. Another plant-inspired colorway of this favorite model is dropping soon, and that’s with the arrival of the pink Air Force 1 Low “Catechu.”

Nike’s “Flora Pack” has been experimenting with canvas and embroidery lately. With unusual decorative details being the main concept behind the kicks. Air Force 1, Air Max, and Blazer Mids have all been seen featuring Pomegranate, Indigo, and Cork plants in super attractive stitch-work. Part of the next collection is going to honor the lovely Acacia tree, through a pink Air Force 1 called “Catechu”.

All About the Fresh Looks:

catechu-pink-air-force-1The pair is made of a lightweight canvas, where crisp white dresses the overall of the shoe. Pink and brown pop-ups provide a cool contrast to the pair. The Swooshes and branding on the tongues as well as on the heel tabs take on a “Light Sienna” pink color. On the side of the heel, you can find a dope embroidery of the Indian Acacia tree, that’s also known for its catechu extract. They must be honoring this tree for a reason, right? Well, if you haven’t heard of the Acai before, you should know that this tree is famous for its extract. Why exactly? This extract can be used for so many purposes, including food additive, astringent, tannin, and dyes. Pretty cool, huh?

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Cinder rubber was used for the laces’ dubrea and the outsoles of the shoe. A similar cork material adorns the stripe that extends vertically from the sole towards the heel tabs. These cork vibes add to the nature-inspired theme that the tree’s presence has already made obvious. On them pink heel tabs, specifically the right one, the name of the plant “Catechu” is printed in white. Along that, you can find some brief info about the tree. That includes its scientific name, part of use, and place of origin. Topping it off, bright neon-volt insoles give the pair a flashy touch, with printed white Nike Air branding to complete the look.

Release Info

This pair is already tripling on the resale market. We ain’t really saying you’ll be pooping cash copping 1 pair of this pink Air Force 1. But cop multiples, and TSB guarantees that, and you’re in for some real SHIT!

So, are you diggin’ those fresh-looking kicks? Whether you’re hitting the gym, on a night-out, or simply hanging out with the fam,  you know this Air Force 1 won’t disappoint.

These kicks are set to drop on May 20, 2021, priced at their usual $110. Until then, keep it locked on our Twitter and here on TSB’s blog in order to catch the hype before everyone.



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