With the release date being right around the corner, Nike finally drops official images of both pairs of the Kasina x Nike Air Max 1 Won-Ang (Better Together).
The Kasina x Nike Air Max 1 Won-Ang celebrates both Kasina’s 25th Anniversary as well as the 35th Anniversary of the Nike Air Max 1. Arriving in two different colorways, both pairs are inspired by sentiments of Won-Ang ducks. The sneakers are constructed in a mix of premium leather, suede, and pony hair materials. Design details include the flower on the mini Swoosh on the lateral toe, the Kasina branding on the tongue tags and the wooden lace dubraes. Sail-colored midsoles and an icy translucent outsole round out the main features of the sneakers. The Teal, Orange and Brown colorway opts for a color blocking of a mandarin duck hence the matching duck-shaped hang tag. In Korean culture, mandarin ducks carved from wood, known as kireogi, are paired together and often given as marriage gifts because it is believed that, unlike other types of ducks, they mate for life, and that if one of the pair dies, the other will mourn. Kasina uses kireogi and marriage as a way to celebrate their anniversary and the theme of “better together.”
The Kasina x Nike Air Max 1 Won-Ang is set release on June 4th via Kasina and June 8th via SNKRS Korea for ₩199,000 KRW. A stateside release has not yet been confirmed.