The Air Force is undoubtedly one of the most recognised silhouettes that Nike has created so far. With an illustrious past, that started as a court sneaker. They were the first ever Nike sneaker to be made a retro release due to the public demanding that Nike redo them instead of releasing the Air Force 2, thankfully they decided to give the people what they wanted and released them year after year which has led to them still being ever popular 35 years down the line which is by no means an easy feat.
The Air Force has kept a contemporary appeal by re-adapting over the years, moving from their origins of a court sneaker, to lifestyle adaptations with premium and lux aesthetic to their most recent an outdoors & Special Field versions that can survive the harsh Winters. They have also been highly popular due to the many A-list celebrities who rock them including Dr. Dre who wears a brand new pair every time he steps foot in them.
Grandmaster Caz, one of the originators of Hip-hop knows the score when it comes to opening a new box of kicks, “when you open up the box you hear the angels singing”. That’s the feeling we are getting you to feel which is why we are going the extra mile, making this moment truly special for you.
The iconic all white colourway is an absolute paradise for artists to design on. With the perfect amount of space for them to craft on, artists all over the globe have customised them which has led to some simply stunning bespoke pairs. Recently they have been used by FreOfficial who have customised them using Louis Vuitton, Gucci & Goyard materials to create a high end aesthetic on a street born sneaker. They have been instant sell outs showing how popular the Air Force is, especially when they feature an artistic flair.
They have released many collaborative efforts with huge names including Off White, Acronym, Comme Des Garcons & Supreme, all of which are in completely different areas of the fashion world, which shows how adaptable and versatile the Air Force truly is.
Renowned Graffiti Artist Stash, has recently collaborated with Nike on a Spiridon, he has been heard quoting that the Air Force 1 is the ultimate canvas for any artist to work on, which you can hear at the end of our video.
We wanted to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Air Force by displaying them in all its glory, which is why we have produced a visually stunning video that portrays the AF1 in its natural habitat and reflect on the nature behind the sneaker and those who wear them. We have engrossed them for those who want to look fresh on the court, to the pioneers who want to take on the elements with style.
What has been your favourite Air Force to date? Or are you simply a fan of the OG colourway!