From the Bridge Wars of the 1980s — the original hip hop rivalry that pitted the South Bronx against Queens — to the Battle of the Boroughs streetball tournament at Dyckman Park, regional pride has always been serious business for dyed-in-the-wool New Yorkers. The ideal way to rep your borough? Head down to 21 Mercer this Friday, where the Nike Sportswear Ice Cream truck parked out front will be selling the NYC Boro Air Force 1 Pack. Four different white-on-white models pay tribute to Harlem (Manhattan), Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx. Outlines of the boroughs are etched on the left heel of each shoe, while their names can be found on the right heel and in abbreviated form on the tongue label. Distinct multi-colored laces and a “NYC” lace tag are the finishing touches. Get there early, as these are sure to go quick.
Nike Sportswear 21 Mercer
21 Mercer Street | Map
New York, NY 10013
Release Date: August 12th, 2011 (Friday) | 11 am – 7 pm