This Saturday, Nike Basketball pays homage to streetball legend John Strickland with the Air Force I ‘Strick’ release. A traditional gum sole contrasts a white leather upper featuring his mantra “Finish Your Breakfast”, made famous through Jay-Z’s tribute verse on the Black Album. Strickland was a fantastic showman on the New York City courts, coaching and playing until his untimely passing last October. His reach far extended NYC streets, which Nike recognized with a thorough tribute, including a stamp of Strickland’s nickname “Franchise” on the quarter panel. Stylesight appreciates homage paid with good design. -Calvy Click
Footwear EditorAs WGSN's Footwear Editor, Savannah analyzes runway, trade shows, and retail landscapes, reporting their significance to the footwear market. Savannah’s career began with international brands where she supported respected footwear industry leaders, developing a great appreciation for the creative process. She has a background in product management and trend direction, covering separately casual, contemporary, and active markets catering to men's, women's and children's categories. She is passionate about thoughtful design, leading her to a love of footwear and it’s heritage of artistry and craft.