MINMI is a beautiful Reggae/ Hip Hop artist who leads the Japanese music scene since her debut in 1996. Nike Japan recently collaborated with her to expand the present sneaker culture to women, by the usage of her bold styles, the same way she does in her music.
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MINMI x Nike Air Force 1 Premium
This model features Wave inspired imprints on the leather uppers. 2 kanji (Chinese characters) stitched on both sides of the heel. They represent Crane and Turtle. Both are symbols of longevity, which MINMI feels best fit for her concept of Japanese culture.
MINMI x Nike Court Force Hi Premium
This sneaker pays homage to the source of Reggae, the island nation of Jamaica. It incorporates the essences of Jamaica: Jamaica's national flower Lignum Vitae and the national bird Dr. Bird (swallow-tail humming bird). A monogram imprint of the Moon, which symbolizes femininity in Japanese culture, can be seen on the leather upper.