Originally introduced in 1996, the Nike Air Rift has returned in a slew of iterations this year, with one particular standout being this Liberty of London x Nike Air Rift “Merlin.”

A unique sneaker/sandal hybrid that was inspired by the barefoot style of Kenyan distance runners, in addition to aesthetic cues taken from Kenya’s topography, the silhouette inherits a breathable textile-engineered mesh upper in White, while covered in Liberty of London’s iconic “Merlin” print that displays a vivid multicolor geometric pattern across its entirety.

Defined by a split-toe construction, the model is further reinforced by matching two velcro closures on the heel and midfoot, all while resting atop a flexible natural motion sole unit in Black and White.

Priced at $120, you can purchase the Liberty of London x Nike Air Rift “Merlin” at select Nike retailers now.

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