Virgil Abloh x Nike Air Force 1 "AF100
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Don C x Nike Air Force 1 "AF100
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Nike Air Force 1 "Grails Wall"
Kareem "Biggs" Burke
Don "Just Don" Crawley
Errolson Hugh
Errolson Hugh
Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osborne

2017 has been pretty nonstop for the Air Force 1.

Starting off earlier in the year with collaborations from Supreme x COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT and ACRONYM, Nike has been making a lot of noise around the silhouette’s 35th birthday, having been originally released in 1982. More headline-grabbing news followed, like Virgil Abloh’s “The Ten” collection, which included a deconstructed Air Force 1, on top of the “AF100” pack, which added new collaborations with Virgil Abloh, Travis Scott, Don C and Errolson Hugh, on top of a reissue of the iconic Roc-A-Fella Air Force 1. Not stopping there, even more redesigned Air Force 1 models were later shown by John Elliot and Public School New York.

But the fanfare extended past collaborations, with strong general releases like the all-over Swoosh pack, Bread & Butter pack, and those wild sequinned editions.

@erlsn.acr's Lunar Force 1s get soaked in pink dye. Who'd cop if they were official? #hskicks

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Now, Nike set up shop at ComplexCon to continue celebrating everything Air Force. For those in attendance, the Air Force 1 installation included customization workshops, Air Force 1 merch, as well as the chance to buy limited releases, and even meet Nike collaborators like Errolson Hugh and Don C.

Looking back at the silhouette’s history, an insane Air Force 1 “Grails Wall” was also part of the exhibition, curated with the help of Round Two Hollywood. Attendees were even given the opportunity to enter a special raffle for a chance to win one of the 100 rare pairs on the wall, which featured noteworthy Air Force 1s from Supreme, ACRONYM, CLOT, Riccardo Tisci, A-COLD-WALL* and much more.

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