The return of the famed CLOT x Air Max 1 “Kiss of Death” earlier this month sure set the tone for Air Max Month 2021. The ultra-rare pair has always been towards the top of most Air Max aficionado’s grail lists, and the reasonably low aftermarket prices on the altered re-release mean that those aforementioned Airheads would obtain a pair with ease. Now they’ll be looking to add another CLOT x Air Max 1 to their collection, with an expected follow-up release to arrive later this month.
Serving as a follow-up to the reflexology-inspired OG, the CLOT x Air Max 1 “K.O.D. CHA” — a tea-themed release — is expected to arrive for Air Max Day. Though not much is known about the pair, teaser images shared by Edison Chen show that the pair will arrive in a very similar build to the aforementioned KOD, with translucent toes, reflexology detail underfoot, and rear embroidery identical to the original. Chen’s share came with a simple line — “After reflexology usually comes tea” — hinting at the pair’s overarching theme.
As of now, a release date for this tea-inspired Clot x Nike Air Max 1 has yet to be announced, but it’s very likely that the pair will form part of an epic Air Max Day lineup come March 26th.
Take in a first teaser look at the pair just below, and be sure to keep your eyes glued to our official Twitter account for further updates.
Update 03.16.21 // CLOT and Edison Chen have officially unveiled the CLOT x Air Max 1 “K.O.D. CHA” via the new imagery below. Originally one of the prototype colorways for the 2006 CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 “Kiss of Death,” the CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 “K.O.D.” – CHA colorway is also a homage to an integral piece of CLOT history.
Inspired by the art and practice of drinking tea, the colors are an ode to the different varieties of Chinese tea. Hugely influential and often a daily practice in Chinese life, tea is considered one of the “seven necessities of Chinese life” and has helped disseminate Chinese culture to the world. Similar to CLOT’s mission to bridge the East and the West, the “CHA” colorway is a continuation of the “K.O.D.” legacy inspired by the past and brought to the present while highlighting CLOT’s Chinese roots.
The shoe features the same updated construction as the CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 “K.O.D.” with a brand-new perforated toe cap. The silhouette remains the same as the original release in 2006, with a deconstructed style and mix of materials including suede, leather, and ostrich. The shoe features a Rocky Tan upper mixed with Sport Red on the Swoosh, CLOT-branding on the heel, and lace eyelet detailing. Medium Brown is used on the midsole and upper panels. Finishing off is the same translucent outsole, with Chinese pressure points graphics as seen on the CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 “K.O.D.”
The CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 “K.O.D.” – CHA will make its debut at CLOT’s Fall/Winter 2021 “DYNASTY” presentation at Shanghai TX Huaihai Youth Energy Center on March 27th. A China-exclusive release through Greater China JUICE locations will follow.
Update 03.22.21 // Official images of the CLOT x Air Max 1 “K.O.D. CHA” have arrived ahead of their release on March 27th.
Release Date: March 27th, 2021
Style Code: DD1870-200
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