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Nike Releasing A Revamped Valentine’s Day Air Force 1

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Nike is giving one of their iconic shoes a romantic twist by releasing a revamped version of the Valentine’s Day Air Force 1.

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The sneaker brand released images of the iconic sneaker, which features the model’s signature white leather uppers paired with a cream-colored midsole, outsole and Swoosh detail along the sides. They also have red heart details on the outer-facing portions of the heel and are finished off with “Nike” red lettering on the tongue and color-coordinated accents throughout the heel counter.

The revamped romantic shoe will retail for $110 and is set to drop in February 2021, according to Footwear News.

Nike Will Recognize Juneteenth As An Official Paid Holiday

Nike CEO John Donahue sent an internal memo to his staff announcing that the company would recognize Juneteenth as a holiday for U.S. employees, according to Yahoo Finance. The footwear and apparel giant followed the announcements of tech companies Square and Twitter, who also made the declaration earlier this week.

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Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Liberation Day, is an American holiday celebrated on June 19. It memorializes June 19, 1865, when Union general Gordon Granger read orders in Galveston, Texas, that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free.

The footwear brands remarks come as the company joins the ranks of other brands who have been asked to take corporate accountability in the fight against racism and white supremacy.

Jordan Brand Teams Up With The Ladies Of ATTICO For Women’s Clothing Launch

Nike Jordan Brand tapped the founders of Attico to help launch their women’s clothing line in Italy.

On Wednesday, the brand kicked off Milan Fashion Week  with an event hosted by the two women entrepreneurs, Gilda Ambrosio and Giorgia Tordini.

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The ladies are the symbols of new, contemporary femininity, in charge of its own narration and representation, free from stereotypes and rules. Freedom, creativity and uniqueness are the features that make the designer duo the perfect embodiment of the Jordan Women ideal woman.

The brand also used the event to launch the “Air Jordan 1 Mid Milan” sneaker, defined by gray textured leather and pastel pink suede in a nod to the city’s architecture and artisanal stonework.

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