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Oceanic Sneaker Styles

The Nike Air Max Ocean Fog Pay Tribute to the Changing Climate

— December 30, 2015 — Fashion
Iconic sportswear brand Nike is known for continuously drawing inspiration from surrounding pop culture and social issues and the brand's latest take on the Air Max sneaker style do just that by referencing the climate. The shoes are dubbed Ocean Fog with an aesthetic inspired by the mist that accumulates above bodies of oceanic water when there is a temperature inversion.

Marine layer is the environmental effect of contrasting temperatures meeting over a body of water causing a fog to roll in. These Air Max sneakers have a pattern design inspired by this specific climate change with a sleek blue gray speckled colorway complemented with matching laces and elevated soles in the same dapper color hue.
Trend Themes
1. Climate-inspired Sneaker Styles - Exploring the intersection of fashion and climate change, this trend offers opportunities for brands to create footwear designs that draw attention to environmental issues.
2. Environmental Aesthetic Design - This trend highlights the potential for incorporating natural elements and patterns into product designs, allowing brands to tap into the growing consumer interest in sustainability and eco-friendly aesthetics.
3. Climate-influenced Colorways - By using color palettes inspired by various climate-related phenomena, brands can create unique and visually appealing products that resonate with consumers who value creativity and environmental consciousness.
Industry Implications
1. Athletic Footwear - Through exploring climate-inspired sneaker styles, the athletic footwear industry can leverage sustainability and climate change awareness to attract environmentally conscious consumers and differentiate their products.
2. Fashion and Apparel - The integration of environmental aesthetics in design opens up opportunities for the fashion and apparel industry to align itself with sustainability efforts, appealing to a broader customer base interested in eco-friendly fashion choices.
3. Outdoor Gear and Activewear - Capitalizing on climate-influenced colorways provides the outdoor gear and activewear industry with the chance to create visually striking products that capture consumers' attention while conveying a commitment to environmental responsibility.
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