CLOT COMPLETES THE NIKE "CLOTEZ" TRILOGY IN CLASSIC RED/WHITE/BLUE
CLOT and Nike are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated third and final release of the CLOT x Nike "CLOTEZ" trilogy, which features a classic red/white/blue colorway.
Building on the widespread success of the previous Yin-Yang-inspired black/white iteration and the yellow/black edition that honors one of the most influential martial artists of all time, this latest drop pays homage to the OG Nike Cortez shoe from 1972. The red/white/blue colorway is also a signature style of CLOT, making it a fitting finale to the trilogy.
“The reason I favor the Cortez is because it’s very representative of the L.A. culture, especially street culture and also sports culture,” CLOT Founder and Creative Director Edison Chen shared his appreciation for the Nike Cortez in an earlier interview. “The Los Angeles Dodgers shoe, also in blue, white, red, is obviously a Cortez. It’s very L.A. You don’t have to write L.A., everybody just knows.”
The CLOT x Nike "CLOTEZ" is the result of a collaboration between Edison Chen and Harry Wong, an aspiring designer from Hong Kong. The shoe draws inspiration from the ancient martial arts philosophy of Yin-Yang, which emphasizes fluidity and change. The "CLOTEZ" features a versatile 3-in-1 design with a Kung Fu shoe-inspired silhouette. Wear it as a complete shoe, or take it apart into two separate pieces: a sleek indoor sneaker and a slip-on inspired by traditional Kung Fu footwear.
The indoor shoe features a sleek white leather upper and nylon tongue, while the Nike Swoosh, co-branded tongue tags, and heel tab come in contrasting red. The heel of the shoe is embroidered with Chinese characters for "Kung Fu" in a nod to the inspiration behind the design. The outer shoe features bottom half of the Nike Swoosh in blue and a drawstring fastening adorned with the Yin-Yang symbol in the same hue. The serrated bottom provides excellent traction, and the detachable insole ensures maximum comfort.
The CLOT x Nike “CLOTEZ” in red/white/red is set to launch at JUICE selling doors worldwide on April 7, 2023. Follow @CLOT and @JUICESTORE social channels for raffle updates.