Model: Air Force 1
Key Features: The "Kay Yow" Air Force 1 features a gradient leather upper, perforated and textured Swooshes on the side, leather tongue and heel detail, and heel and insole graphics.
Release Date: December 3
Buy: Nike SNKRS
Editor’s Notes: Nike is paying homage to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Kay Yow with an upcoming release of the Air Force 1. Here, we find the iconic sneaker decorated with fresh design details, ultimately celebrating Yow and her lasting impact.
The Kay Yow Air Force 1 is crafted from smooth leather, featuring a perforated and textured Swoosh on the side. The heel and insoles then boast graphics paying homage to the legendary coach.
Kay Yow was the head coach of the NC State women's basketball team from 1975 to 2009. During her tenure, she took NC State to 20 of 27 NCAA Tournaments, 11 trips to the Sweet 16, 1 trip to the Elite Eight, and 1 more to the Final Four. She also coached the US women's basketball team to an Olympic gold medal in 1988. She passed away from stage four breast cancer on January 24, 2009.
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