Photo by Kadeem Olijah
This past Friday, Extra Butter hosted an electrifying Lower East Side in-store experience for their Nike AF1 QS ‘West Indies’ release in partnership with I AM caribBEING, a 100% Caribbean, Black-owned organization. In attendance was Senator Zellnor Y. Myrie, Shelley Vidia Worrell, and Diana C. Richardson among other notable community members.
The pairs are made of white tumbled leather and feature a green leather heel tab embroidered with the Nike Air logo. The "West Indies" palm tree graphics embroidered on the heel counter, displayed on the lace deubraes, and incorporated on the "Anniversary Edition" tongue tabs are highlights of the design. The inner lining is green mesh, and the insoles have a gridded list of Caribbean islands. Classic white midsoles and green rubber outsoles complete the look.
To celebrate the return of the sneaker model after 20 years and New York’s upcoming West Indian Day Parade Carnival, Extra Butter and I AM caribBEING have also created a guide to Little Caribbean while highlighting local businesses like Labay Market, Peppas Jerk Chicken, and The Rogers Garden.
The Nike Air Force 1 Low Anniversary Edition "West Indies" currently retails for $150 and is available at both Long Island City and Lower East Side stores in sizes 5–14, first come, first served. They are also available online via draw at extrabutterny.com or using the EB Mobile App.