CLOT NIKE FRAGMENT – A TRIO COLLABORATION
Another week, another classic Nike sneaker embodying a popular Chinese silk textile, although it was in the year 2009 that CLOT first introduced the Silk Royale pattern to Nike fanatics.
The Silk Royale pattern, a textile that is traditionally associated with the Chinese, is not limited to this shoe or just sneakers in general, as many of their exclusive patterns and collaborations are constructed with the unique Silk Royale elements.
Edison Chen’s streetwear label CLOT is now joining forces with Hiroshi Fujiwara’s Fragment to further modify the Air Force 1. Thus, offering an epic three-way collaboration.
The wdesign is sure to value well past its retail price, so make sure you grab a pair by following our Instagram page.
The CLOT and Fragment sneaker will join another top-tier shoe, the Slam Jam Nike Blazer, for a November 29th drop on Black Friday.
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nike CLOT FRAGMENT: a closer look
Before we dive into the aesthetics of the CLOT Fragments sneaker, featuring the Nike CLOT “Royale University Blue Silk” is appropriate because the CLOT Fragment is essentially a second iteration.
Look close, this version of the ever-popular Air Force 1 Low includes a second layer beneath the Silk Royale blue pattern, along with a crowd-pleasing gum outsole.
The blue silk upper’s design is sporadic throughout the blue canvas with an all-blue Nike Swoosh.
The detailed CLOT Royal Silk upper is supposedly influenced by the Chinese culture, of which is a rendition from the 2009 Nike 1World Air Force 1 project.
Now, let’s dive into the clash of a black colorway and fragment design.
It’s plain to see that the “Black Silk” colorway is inspired by the Nike CLOT “Royale University Blue Silk”. The fragment design lightning bolts are subtle yet carry the design throughout.
The fragment design starts from the toe epicenter, that carries through the midsole and tongue, and finishes with the Nike imprint in the rear. The bottom of the sneaker features the classic Air Force 1 white base on a gum bottom outsole.
A concept that both the Nike CLOT and Nike CLOT Fragment all entail is the mysterious secondary base layer. The base layer is hidden underneath the black, which exposes the fragment lightning bolt design.
PAYING HOMAGE TO 2009 Nike 1World Air Force 1 PROJECT
The year 2009 brought Nike and CLOT together for the historic Nike 1World Air Force 1 project, which allowed 18 different influencers worldwide to come together.
As one would assume, Nike Air Force 1 was at the epicenter of the project for all the influencers present. Thus, CLOT was not the only one that had the opportunity for an Air Force 1 makeover.
The majority may argue, however, that his take on the sneaker exceeded other’s concepts.
Moreover, the Chinese New Year was underway, and CLOT allowed heavy influence from that time of the year in China, on this legendary collaboration.
The first Nike CLOT Air Force 1 ended up being packaged in a hexagonal red box, that matched the sneaker itself.
The shoe had similar CLOT Royale Deluxe Silk pattern and Chinese-made textile in a bright red and black colorway, the exceptional color blocking of the black Nike swoosh, finished with a red and white outsole.
A unique concept of the shoe is that its red upper can be peeled or torn off to reveal the bottom’s dark brown leather.
Although this article has been boosting Clot’s take, there were other notable designs at the Nike 1World Air Force 1 project that one should take the time to look into.
NIKE CLOT FRAGMENT RESALE PREDICTIONS
NIKE CLOT BLUE SILK PAST PERFORMANCE
It would be a crime if the Nike CLOT Blue Silk’s release performance was not observed before diving into reselling predictions.
The resale value on Stockx for the Blue Silk sneaker reminds every sneaker reseller why the reselling opportunity is worth the hustle.
With that kind of statement, you’d imagine that the sneaker resold well—it did. In fact, with a slightly steep retail price of $250, you could have sold a pair for resale at roughly $600.
These types of resale prices for a CLOT and Nike collaboration is business as usual.
AIR FORCE 1 LOW 1WORLD CLOT
Given that this article included a passage from the CLOT and Nike history, a brief snapshot of how the iconic Air Force 1 collaboration’s value is today seems appropriate.
What if I told you on Stockx the shoe is now valued over $1,000? $2000? $3000?
If you guessed any one of those—you were correct—as the size 10 was just purchased at $4,000 by someone who is obviously doing well for themselves.
NIKE CLOT FRAGMENT CURRENT VALUE
Finally, the main event—the trifecta collaboration’s resale market should be nothing to surprise an individual at this point.
At this junction in time, there have been no verified sales on the major streetwear buying and selling platforms Stockx or Goat. In addition, the CLOT Fragments are absent from other online platforms like Grailed and eBay.
Although sales have not been made, bids have been recorded—by those seeking to purchase the shoe in the slightest possibility that anyone happens to acquire these rare sneakers.
The highest bid for a size 8.5 is roughly $1300.
Once the sneakers hit the retail market, they should sell out instantly—and rightfully so- when you account for the history, limited stock, quality, and the iconic silhouette.
It would be fair to project the resale value for a money size of the Nike CLOT Fragments to be in the $500 to $800 range.
Furthermore, there’s a chance they will perform slightly better than the Blue Silk’s due to the black colorway’s versatility.
The Nike, Edison Chen and Kevin Poon’s CLOT, and Hiroshi Fujiwara’s Fragment collaboration is nothing short of brilliant in combining art, ethnicity, and creativity on a timeless Nike canvas.
Albeit, the year 2019 is gradually coming to a close, but they may still have some more sneaker releases under their sleeves before the new year.
With that being said…
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