The year 1990 marked the fall of the Berlin Wall, which was keeping East and West Germany separated from each other. It was a moment of celebration not only for Germany, since the country would be united once again, but for the rest of the world as well. The anniversary anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of the two former republics will be celebrated next month in Germany. Even Nike Sportswear is joining in the commemoration with the October Nike release 2015 of this Air Pegasus ’89, which will arrive at retailers next month.
It was back on October 3rd, 1990 when the Democratic Republic of Germany and the Federal Republic of Germany were reunified to form the single Germany that exists today. Back in November 2009, a “Festival of Freedom” was held in Berlin, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the reunification of Germany. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and this Nike has also decided to take in the celebration of the silver anniversary.
Hence, this upcoming colorway of the Air Pegasus ’89 has been dubbed “German Unification.” The upper of the sneaker is dressed up in a camo print known as Flecktarn, which is the same camouflage pattern that covered the Bundeswehr (West German Army) and NVA (East German Army) uniforms. Additionally, the heel and toebox also feature a Strichtarn raindrop camouflage pattern. Furthermore, the lace aglets have “1990” and “2015” printed on them, while a print of Germany’s Brandenburg Gate can be spotted on the insoles. The sneaker has been finished off with contrasting black colored laces, Nike Swoosh and outsole.
Considering that the fall of the Berlin Wall was a moment of celebration specifically for Germany, so it is not surprising that the Nike release 2015 of this Air Pegasus ’89 “German Unification” is going to be exclusive. October 2nd will mark the retail debut of this special and unique Air Pegasus ’89 colorway, but exclusively at Solebox in Germany.