It’s second nature for one of Japan’s premier fleece and garment manufacturers, Loopwheeler, to have your back with a range of apparel to keep you feeling warm and toasty. But now the brand returns to build their second pair of footwear with long-time partner, Nike, giving the Air Vortex one of their signature looks. Featuring a gray nubuck mixed with gray fleece paneling, the comfortable sweatshirt feel continues with a set ofsoft white cotton laces with lace tips hardened with special soft silicone. The top side of the tongue is fitted with the signature Nike Air logo while underneath sees the Loopwheeler logo, which is stitched into the brand’s own warm fabric used for the sockliner. Finished with an off-white midsole and a black outsole, these will quickly become your go-to kicks, especially when paired with your favorite hoodie. Unfortunately these will only be available in Japan, beginning February 1st at Nike and Loopwheeler stores with a sticker price of JPY 14.700 (or approximately USD $163). More images of the collab follow after the jump.
Release Date: February 1, 2013 (Friday)