Dressed in a mixture of metropolis-themed gray tones, the shoe’s metallic Swooshes, badges and other accents nod to the glistening new high-rise buildings of its “host city.” Meanwhile, the gray paint stripe that wraps around the midfoot and across the tongue was designed to convey old-school Shanghai by nodding to the city’s bustling streets. These streets are acknowledged further by dark gray details on the eyestays and midsole, the latter of which even features a speckled cement print.
Dual Nike spellouts are overlaid on the heel, with extra colored accents provided by the orange suede midfoot overlay and the blue-gray shade on the exposed foam tongue. Gray suede pieces are stitched onto the lateral collar, insoles feature a unique printed graphic, and black suede toe caps bring a stark strike of detail to the shoe’s front half. Finally, the look is finished off by neon pink and orange outsoles — which aim to showcase the vibrance of city life.