The dragonfly bears special importance to Jacoby Ellsbury, the first major league player of Navajo descent. The New York outfielder was only 8 years old when his mother told him about a dragonfly legend that posits that "if you catch a dragonfly without killing it and rub it on the bottom of your feet, it will make you faster."
Therefore it's only fitting that Nike's collaboration with Ellsbury result in a shoe inspired by the dragonfly. These Nike N7s features a gorgeously detailed pattern of the dragonfly wing, a pattern that is also revisited on training apparel.
This graphic represents the strength and momentum of a dragonfly in light, and revives a legend that spans generations. The dragonfly element adds further credence to the Nike N7's stated mission of sustainability, further exemplified by the use of organic cotton and recycled polyester in its styles.
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