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Nike x Cactus Plant Flea Market



In 2019, Cactus Plant Flea Market created a unique reinterpretation of the Nike VaporMax. The shoe includes 3D puff lettering, stitched taping, mismatched coloring and a wobbly Swoosh, giving the VaporMax a deconstructed look and hand-made feel.

This human quality connects to the second intent: highlighting the natural beauty of “in-between time,” the moments in dawn and dusk that define a city’s particular color field. This concept, specifically the optical phenomenon of a green flash — a sliver of green that appears upon the crest of the sun as it merges with the horizon — inspired the color choices.