Patta x Nike Air Max 1 « The Next Wave »

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After a few teasings and the appearance of a new orange-brown Air Max 1 last month (article available HERE), the famous Amsterdam shop PATTA and the sportswear giant NIKE officialize their latest collaboration « The Next Wave ».

First unofficially called « Orange Blaze », this wavy AM1 is finally named « The Next Wave ». It will be released with an exclusive apparel collection. This new AM1 collaborarive follows the « The Wave » pack released last year, including the « Monarch », « Noise Aqua », « Rush Maroon » and « Black » versions that were released throughout 2021. The « The Next Wave » iteration features the classic Air Max 1 silhouette and the now iconic Wave Patta pattern of the collaboration. It consists of a mesh upper in metallic light grey, enhanced by brown leather overlays with orange « Dark Russett » highlights. The look is completed with a fuchsia inner lining, blue upper eyelets and tongue co-branding. An off-white midsole and black outsole assert the retro look of the pair.

« The Next Wave » is inspired by the African proverb « Each One Teach One » and Patta’s vision to create a connected and thriving community around the world. Therefore, in conjunction with the launch of this collaborative sneaker, the Dutch streetwear brand will host a two-day mentorship exchange, which will take place at Nike’s SHAPA Soweto Community Center in South Johannesburg.

Gee Schmidt, Patta’s co-founder, said of the initiative : « SHAPA serves as a safe space for the next generation of athletes and leaders. By providing an exchange through the Patta Academy, we are excited to collaborate and connect with some of the brightest kids on the African continent. For Patta, uplifting its community is at the heart of the brand’s mission, and over the past few years, Patta has sparked and inspired change by creating initiatives like the Patta Academy and the Patta Foundation. For us, satisfaction comes from developing products as a way to connect more deeply with our community. Our company was built by a collective, both physically and intellectually, and we drive success by celebrating the fabric of our community and collaborating with them on every launch. »

To celebrate the release of the AM1 « The Next Wave », Patta and Nike released a campaign captured by American photographer Shaniqwa Jarvis. It features creatives like illustrator Aya Brown, New York-based grill maker Eddie Plein, South African DJ DBNGogo and South African entrepreneur Wireless G.

The Patta x Nike Air Max 1 « The Next Wave » will be released on August 12, 2022 at 1pm CEST, priced at $170, in Patta stores and online at, as well as on the SNKRS app in Europe and in the Thesis shop in Johannesburg. Be ready !

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