Next on the “Tale of Three Cities” from Nike is Guangzhou in southern China. With roughly 12 million people living in and around its urban center, Guangzhou is China's third largest city after Shanghai and Beijing. It is also one of China's most prosperous sub-provincial city. One of the few region opened to foreigners in the centuries before, Guangzhou became a thriving port and still is a world leading manufacturing center for textile, high-tech product and other goods. Perhaps it was Guangzhou's prowess in international trade that it earned a long association with the ferocious tiger. Hence, Nike Basketball's flamboyant appointment of orange/black tiger stripes on Guangzhou's version of Nike Zoom Hyperflight. Further highlight by the copper-tone overlay and perforated leather, Nike also added the Chinese character of “?”, or “Yue” a general description of South China region, onto the shoe’s insole.
Like the Nike Zoom Hyperflight Premium “Beijing: Lion”, the Nike Zoom Hyperflight Premium “Guangzhou: Tiger” will be available at select Nike China retail locations starting tomorrow, July 20th. If everything goes accordingly, the collection will also be available to consumers in the US two weeks from now.
Nike Zoom Hyperflight Premium
Color: Total Orange/Black
July 20th, 2013 (Saturday) – China Only
August 2nd, 2013 (Saturday) – Rest Of The World