Meet the Women Behind Martine Rose’s Otherworldly Nike Shox

How the cult label is redefining female community on and off the pitch.

Photo: Andreas Larsson

The London-based brand Martine Rose may be the namesake of the female Jamaican-British designer who serves as its creative director, but behind the cult label is a legion of women subverting the status quo. The latest Martine Rose x Nike collaboration, which launched in late July, is the most recent project that spotlights unsung female heroes—in particular women in football, resetting the limelight in the male-dominated sphere of sports and trainer culture.

Kendrick Lamar accepts a Grammy while wearing Martine Rose x Shox Mule MR4 'Scuba Blue'   
Football legend Hope Powell   

There was such a range of women that have been involved in the process and that I have met that inspired me hugely, in lots of different ways. They blew me away.

Jorge Campos, pictured in a vibrant jersey during the 1994 World Cup