As I mentioned earlier last week, I was at the 21st Philippine Advertising Congress over at Subic. And during my free time, I decided to drop by the sneaker outlet stores. I failed to check out the adidas outlet store (I might’ve seen something worth something there but I didn’t). But the other 2 old ones didn’t really have anything, quite disappointing. Well, up until I dropped by the Nike Factory Store by the Petron Station.
They had some quickstrikes (AM1 Microstripe/Seersucker, Air Trainer 1 Microstripe), Lunar Packs and a ton of Jordans. There were a couple more of interest but this was the one that caught my attention. This quickstrike collab between Nike and SneakersBr Air Max 1 “Lanceiro” was available. I don’t recall seeing this pair at ANY store here in Manila. How could that be? Why wouldn’t they sell such a cool shoe?
Inspired by a Brazilian festival, the AM1 features Blue heel and side panels, White toe area, light Blue Swoosh (holographic one at that), Red inner liner, and the country’s popular colors in dots on the ankle area. Finally, here’s the twist, on the back panel of the heel has a reflectorized phrase written in Brazil’s native tongue on each shoe. The phrase translated goes like this- “one step ahead and you are no longer in the same place”. Also check out the detail on the footbed and extra laces. I’ve also attached the inspiration for the bead-like print below- a vest farmers wear over in Brazil.
I was contemplating on getting them at first as it was 30% and still about 4k. I saw a fellow sneakerhead wearin’ em Wednesday night (whatup Caloy!) and ended up convincing me to get it. The shoe ended up being 40% off once I hit the counter. Awesome, right? Well, there are a couple of pairs left so do drop by and check them out.