To celebrate today’s Finals, Emirates FA Cup and UK-based #CupCollective – consisting of grime radio presenter Rebecca Judd and creative/presenter Poet – have officially released their own Nike effort that we’re personally dying to get our hands on. Part of the FA ICON SERIES, a collection of unique, limited edition products re-imagined by the select group of creatives, the two aforementioned partners have each created a limited run of bespoke Nike Air Force 1s that bring together our shared love of sneakers, art, and the beautiful game.
Pulling inspiration from the FA Cup itself, Judd and Poet imbued their own interpretation into the designs, resulting in something truly unique. Speaking on the creative process, Poet states: “When thinking about my design for the Nike Air Force 1s, I wanted them to look as close to the trainer form of the Emirates FA Cup as possible, from the silver swoosh and grass printed soles to mimic stepping onto the pitch, to the past champions printed on the side panel to mirror those engraved on the Cup.”
Judd’s pair stems more from the Cup’s iconic trophy, as well as her own family’s West Ham roots. “I am a huge Nike Air Force 1 fan, so to be able to design my own Emirates FA Cup inspired pair has been awesome. I went with the silver swoosh to mirror the silver of the iconic trophy, with the claret and blue to represent my family’s West Ham roots – I am really happy with the result and can’t wait to style them out at the Emirates FA Cup Final.”
Have a closer look at Rebecca Judd and Poet’s Bespoke Emirates FA Cup Nike Air Force 1s’ here, as well as the full FA CUP ICON SERIES collection above.