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Nike and Liberty take a trip back to the 1970s with their new collection for summer 2015. The collection features the rarely seen Merlin print, originally designed by Liberty for a silk scarf back in 1972.

THE NIKE X LIBERTY SUMMER ‘15 FOOTWEAR COLLECTION

The collection commemorates the return of the Nike Air Rift. Originally introduced in 1993, the Nike Air Rift’s signature aesthetic is a result of Nike’s never-ending pursuit to improve athletic performance. Designers working on the project blended technical fabrics, customizable fit systems, and an early form of natural motion design to create a performance shoe worthy of the runners that inspired its creation. For summer ’15 the Air Rift’s unusual aesthetics are complemented by Liberty’s Merlin print for a uniqe expression of sport driven style.

The Nike x Liberty summer footwear and apparel collection launches exclusively at Liberty London on April 23. The Nike x Liberty Air Rift will launch on nike.com/sportswear and at select Nike Sportswear retailers on May 4 and the rest of the collection will become available May 15.

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