Nike Gives the Air Kukini a "Pixel" Theme

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Nike (NYSE:NKE +1.25%) has a lengthy history of operating specialized subdivisions.

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Whether it be for specific sports, style or innovation, the Swoosh leverages these labels to push its boundaries. 

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One such division that operated briefly was the Nike Alpha Project, an athlete-focused initiative that prioritized innovation. 

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Key results include both the Air Presto silhouette and the Air Kukini that both carried futuristic design elements. 

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Now, the Air Kukini model that debuted in 2000 makes another return still carrying the Alpha Project’s five dot logo.

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This time around, the bold runner wears a “Pixel” theme throughout its upper with a galaxy-colored datamoshed base. 

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The signature web-like TPU cage opts for a milky white while black leather overlays further add to the chaotic upper. 

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Nike branding throughout the shoe takes a pixelated form with various glitchy looks. 

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Cream tones then touch down on the trim and the midsole, with the outsole and Air Unit favoring black to complete the look.