Launching in Nike Sportswear’s Holiday 2011 collection are two new colorways of the Nike Air Royal Mid SO in gorge green and deep royal. A hybrid of premium fabrication, lifestyle sensibilities and Air Max comfort, the Nike Air Royal Mid SO features a unique method of sewing construction. “SO” stands for Stitched Outsole, which bonds the upper portion of the shoe with the crepe rubber sole, a traditional method used in footwear for decades, mixed with the Nike technology — the shoe features an encap Air Bag in the heel. This stitched outsole construction minimizes the use of solvents and adhesives for a premium finish that showcases the shoe’s simplified aesthetic. The shoe will launch globally in October at exclusive retailers.