Nike’s AF100 Collection Is a Bold New Take on an Iconic Sneaker
These are NOT the Air Force 1s Nelly was singing about
Thanks to clean lines, classic colors and this 2002 banger from Nelly, the Air Force 1 has become the most well-known Nike not named after a Chicago Bull. And this year, the iconic sneaker turns 35.
To celebrate, Nike is rolling out five new white-white versions of the Air Force 1 designed by (in no particular order), Don Crawley of Just Don, Kareem “Biggs” Burke of Roc-A-Fella Records, Errolson Hugh of Acronym, Travis Scott of Cactus Jack Records and Virgil Abloh of Off-White.
Graced with different emblems, text, straps and even zippers (like on the Acronym model above), each version imagines the classic shoe through the distinctive lens of its designer.
“For the 35th anniversary, we selected collaborators who are impacting future generations across culture,” said Nike sportswear lead designer Al Baik “The design brief was to remain classic and recognizable to the Air Force 1 while connecting to each collaborator’s life personally and the fields (sport, music, fashion, art, the street) they represent.”
The AF-1 Acronym above drops December 3rd. Below you’ll find the rest of the members of the AF100 Collection, along with their release date. Get ‘em via SNKRS or at Nike retailers.
Air Force 1 ’07 Off White: November 4th (only available at Complex Con)
Air Force 1 ’07 Roc-A-Fella: November 30th
Air Force 1 Hi Just Don: December 1st
Air Force 1 Low Travis Scott: December 2nd
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