Now, to further celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Air Force 1, Nike unveils a new pack titled “AF100,” including collaborative versions with Don C, Roc-a-Fella’s Kareem “Biggs” Burke, ACRONYM’s Errolson Hugh, Travis Scott and OFF-WHITE founder Virgil Abloh.
Maintaining the shoe’s original, iconic, white-on-white aesthetic, each collaborator elevates the design while keeping the silhouette’s DNA safely intact. Check out some better looks at all the sneakers below, and find information on release dates.
Air Force 1 ’07 Off White: November 4 (only available at Complex Con)
Air Force 1 ’07 Roc-A-Fella: November 30 – €175 (approx. $208)
Air Force 1 Hi Just Don: December 1 – €199 (approx. $237).
Lunar Force 1/Acronym ’17: December 2
Air Force 1 Low Travis Scott: December 3
Air Force 1 Hi “Just Don” by Don “Don C” Crawley
Don C added details from the lesser known Air Force 2 and Air Force 3 silhouettes, resulting in a luxe high-top execution. The medial side of the shoe reflects the Air Force 2, while the look of the heel takes inspiration from the Air Force 3. As with the luxe detailing of Don’s “Just Don” brand, the collaborative Air Force 1 comes with mixed leathers and gold accents.
Crawley stated “We’re talking about the Air Force 1. It’s the OG, the grandfather, the one that started it all. I always feel that you have to be down with your family, because that’s who’s always going to be there for you
Air Force 1 ’07 “Roc-a-Fella” by Kareem “Biggs” Burke
A one-to-one re-issue of the OG, the 2017 “Roc-a-Fella” Air Force 1 pays homage to the iconic record label, as well as the Air Force 1’s deep roots in New York City. The Roc-a-Fella camp notoriously pioneered the trend of wearing Air Force 1s only once before giving them away. The new edition honors the original design, featuring embroidered logos on the tongue and heel.
Speaking with Nike, Burke revealed “The Roc-A-Fella logo means something to all of us. We wear it on our heart. It’s more than just a symbol, it’s about the belief system behind it. It’s loyalty, integrity, relationships, friendships; it’s the brotherhood behind the logo.”
Lunar Force 1 “ACRONYM ‘17” by Errolson Hugh
As a follow-up on 2015’s deconstructed ACRONYM x Nike Lunar Force 1 SP, Errolson Hugh brings back the original design in a new white-on-white colorway for 2017. The new edition features the same lateral zip closure, as well as patent leather panel on the heel.
Air Force 1 Low “Travis Scott” by Travis Scott
In recent years, Travis has made his Swoosh affiliation quite clear, working on the brand’s Jordan division with a Trunner LX, and constantly endorsing Nike and Jordan products on social media. Scott’s take on the Air Force 1 features a velcro Swoosh detail with three alternate Swooshes that can be switched out, in addition to reflective binding, a lace deubré shaped like Travis’s signature grills, and finally a gum sole.
Air Force 1 ’07 “OFF-WHITE” by Virgil Abloh
On the heels of Virgil’s momentous “The Ten” sneaker collection with Nike, the trained architect serves up another Air Force 1 as part of the AF100 collection. The new white-on-white design takes the same form as the limited, all-black Air Force 1 he previously made for friends & family, as well as for OFF-WHITE staff to wear at that December’s Design Miami.
Speaking on his involvement in the AF100 collection with Nike, Abloh noted “The Air Force 1 isn’t iconic in just any color, they’re iconic in one: white. White is the theme for this third Air Force 1, looking at the cultural context of the white on white — editing it, but not editing it too far to where it becomes something else.”
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