Flight Club | Nike x ACRONYM

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

On Kicks and Energies

ACRONYM'S 2nd collaboration with Nike hits all the notes of the absolute sneaker I need in my closet. I have to admit, I used to buy a lot of sneakers, but barely wore them more than a few times due to the sheer saturation of the same styles in the market - we are all searching for the eye catching pair that have some semblance of conventional style and architecture, but are not donned by every second sneakerhead.

That is why this pair stands out, boasting superlative matchability and versatility, it is also a pair you will not find commonly and looks different dependent on stylistic angling.

You are responsible for the energy that you create for yourself, and you're responsible for the energy that you bring to others

Before getting more deeply into the detail of the shoe, I wanted to share the vision behind the aesthetic. I always try to imbue how I feel into the look. Here I visualized literally leaping through, and above and ducking past all the energies that are fired at us everyday from the world. 

What I've experienced a lot of this year is different people coming to me with different energies. I have cases as ridiculous as someone calling me out for not posting any pictures of African Americans on my page, and calling me racist. Or people condemning my own passion for fitness as boosting their own body insecurities. In most of these cases too, there was an ulterior motive to the actual statement made, whether it was to rile you up, get your attention, or to project and release their own views on you. More so today because of social media, people are able to enter your life space, which traditionally you kept for your friends and family. 

So we must make sure we are not bringing chaos into your life and we must reject these energies immediately. To even humor it would be to intentionally bring darkness into your own life. Now, you should go by a case by case basis and it really depends on how close you are to these people, the less intimate it is, the less right they have to direct negative energy to you. And vice versa, we are also equally responsible for the energy we bring to others. That doesn't mean we reject the sad and needy - but we are prudent about their intentions from the get go.

Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

And back to the footwear ... the ACRONYM x Air Prestos essentially add the branded detail on the side of the standard Air Presto Mids along with signature ankle guard tightened up from the back on two separate zippers for a high cut effect. Although there are 3 pairs that come in the collection, the khaki, white and black combination are the sleekest permutation of colour, whereas the other two in the collection are chromed with more novelty.

Now this year, the two brands are working together again on a new collection. The ankle guards which were the signature of the previous collection are receiving hyperbolic treatment from the above snippets of the new sneakers. Once again, pushing the boundaries of the conventional architecture for this category, giving the wearer stylistic sovereignty for absolute wearable uniqueness. Jump high and shine bright, join the flight club and we hope you love the shoot and collection.

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