Nike’s IK Blends Yesterday with Today
Thanks to Kicks and the City, we have a better view into the myth that is the Innovation Kitchen. Some believe that Oompa Loompa’s live in the IK stitching together 1 of 1’s while others know that it as the very exclusive, very private, and very hush hush section of Nike, specializing in creative design.
"Chi McBride… the co-star of "Pushing Daisies", recently made a trip out to Nike’s Innovation Kitchen and came home with a pair of Nike IK designed sneakers that epitomizes the past and the future of Nike. The "Old Meets New" Chi McBride x Nike Vintage Cortez 360 combines the upper from Nike’s classic Vintage Cortez with sole of the Nike Air Max 360, Nike’s newest top of the line runner. The "Old Meets New" Nike Vintage Cortez 360 features a Salmon colored Nylon/Suede Cortez upper with a Clear 360 Midsole and a Gum outsole. As of now, the Nike Vintage Cortez 360s are a 1 of 1 Nike IK project, but with the proliferation and popularity of the Nike Hybrid, we may see something like these in the future."