The shoe features a brand-new brown-panelled upper celebrating the art and practice of tea drinking while the name “CHA” is the transliteration of TEA in Chinese (茶).
The new “CHA” colorway of the CLOT Air Max 1 is inspired by the act of drinking tea, one of the seven necessities of Chinese life.
The colors featured on the sneaker then directly reference different varieties of Chinese tea.
The “CHA” Air Max 1 was originally one of the prototype colorways made during the creation of CLOT’s “Kiss of Death” Air Maxes from 2006.
A blend of materials, including suede, leather, and ostrich, come together on the Air Max 1, as it boasts the same overall, updated construction as the CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 “K.O.D.” Sport Red branding serves to complement a Rocky Tan upper, as seen via the Swoosh, CLOT branding on the heel, and lace eyelet detailing.
Upper panels and the midsole are dressed in a Medium Brown hue, while the design is made complete with a translucent outsole with Chinese pressure points graphics.
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