Nike Signs Official Deal With USPS Following Legal Clash
The U.S. Postal Service was planning to take legal action for the “unauthorized” Air Force 1 Experimental.
Back in March, Nike unveiled its new Air Force 1 Experimental sneaker with design details referencing the USPS. However, the Postal Service later clarified in a conversation with HYPEBEAST that the shoe was “unauthorized” and “unlicensed.” Now, the two parties have signed a deal to make the AF1 an official collaboration.
“The Postal Service will take whatever actions it deems necessary to protect its valuable IP rights,” the USPS previously stated in response to the Priority Mail-branded kicks. It later shared in an official statement that the shoe will be released in partnership with the Swoosh brand: “The U.S. Postal Service and NIKE, Inc. are pleased to announce they have come to a resolution on the upcoming release of Nike footwear inspired by the U.S. Postal Service… Any early images of this shoe were not authorized for release by Nike.”
The duo has yet to release new details surrounding the release of the Priority Mail AF1 Experimental. Stay tuned as we learn more.