A sketch of the 3x1 x Nike jeans.

Scott Morrison has been talking to Nike for a long time about working together — as far back as 2001 while he was still at his former brand, Paper Denim & Cloth. Now the founder of the 3×1 denim brand has finally partnered with the sports brand on denim-themed Air Force 1 sneakers and also created three limited-edition jeans to accompany them.

The jeans, which are crafted from Japanese and Italian stretch denims and available in raw, stone wash and reactive black, are designed to complement the shoes, which will feature uppers in the same denim fabric.

The jeans feature an orange detailed belt loop — a reference to the Bowerman Orange selvage ID found on every pair of the shoes — and a special branded hem label, which mirrors that of the shoe footbed.

The jeans are all made in America and will retail for $265 beginning in late spring, along with the sneakers. They will be sold on the 3×1 site, its retail store and other specialty retailers.

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