The Air Force 1 has turned 35 this year. Back in 2012, Nike technologically upgraded the model, introducing the more breathable and lighter Lunar Force 1 that still resembled the original. Nike continues to revamp the iconic basketball silhouette, granting it some lifestyle aesthetics. Considering that it is thirty-five years old and Nike has already dropped thousands of releases, it should not be surprising that the Air Force 1 is one of the most viable athletic sneakers of all time.
Over the past thirty years, Nike has dropped roughly seventy colorways of the Air Force 1 every year, so it should also not be surprising that there are almost 2,000 iterations of the model. This number would be much larger had the silhouette not gone on a hiatus between the early and mid 80s, while there had been fewer early releases. The Air Force 1 was designed by Bruce Kilgore, who also went on to design the K-Car. The early Air Force 1 prototypes were wear tested by Tinker Hatfield, who grew quite fond of the steel shank that was present beneath each Air Sole unit.
Sneakerheads may or may not recall the Air Force 25 that Nike released in celebration of the model’s 25th anniversary back in 2007. That variation debut in a shade of white that was whiter than the traditional color and was named “10a.” The latest iteration of the Air Force 1 also appears to have predominantly Bluish White uppers that are made out of a premium textile material. However, the highlight of the sneaker is the Bohemian patchwork that texture that appears over its multicolored heels and stitched Nike “Swoosh” logos. Black also appears throughout the sneaker, while it is equipped with clean all-White soles.
Even though Nike has already published official photos of this sneaker, including the one that can be seen above, but there has been no announcement of a release date. Nonetheless, sneakerheads can expect this intriguing, multicolored Nike Air Force 1 rendition to arrive select Nike retailers and on Nike.com very soon.
Nike Air Force 1
Release Date: Spring 2017
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