From the ground up

This week Nike has released a tribute Air Force 1 Quickstrike sneaker to New York streetball player John Strickland, who passed away almost a year ago, at the young age of 38. The sneaker comes in a premium white leather with embossed graphics on the heel and a special tongue tag, as well as tonal lace-lock. The all white upper sits on a natural gum outer sole, making for an overall nice and clean look.

“With his talents rivaled only by his showmanship, Strickland’s signature ‘finish your breakfast’ catchcry was immortalised by Jay-Z in Public Service Announcement: “No one can do it better. I check cheddar like a food inspector. My homey Strick told me, ‘Dude, finish your breakfast.'” Featuring ‘FRANCHISE’ embossed on the heel and ‘Finish Your Breakfast’ on the the tongue, this classic white on gum AF1 will be available at selected stores early October.”

Look out for the sneaker at premium sneaker retailers now.

(Via SneakerFreaker)

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