Model: Air Force 1 Mid '07 LX
Release Date: August 25
Price: ¥15,400 (Approx. $112)
Editor’s Notes: Would you like your receipt in the bag? Nike said, "Nah, just put in the Air Force 1."
Nike proceeds with its Air Force 1 40th anniversary celebrations, dropping a unique new Air Force 1 Mid inspired by Japan's Izakaya scene.
The Nike Air Force 1 Mid '07 LX "Izakaya" draws inspiration from Japanese izakayas, Japanese bars known for their laid-back atmosphere and plentiful cocktails and eats.
Think of a calmer version of an American bar. No rowdiness (I hope) or fuss over split tabs, just endless sake and chicken bites offered at a set price.
Honestly, I'm going to need these stateside bars to take notes.
Anywho, the leather-canvas upper of the Nike Air Force 1 Mid "Izakaya" comes dressed in light beige and crisp white hues, emulating the chill vibes exuded throughout the Japanese pub.
On the heel of a Nike Air Force 1, a cork strip and star-Swoosh embroidery nod to the bottled beer and other post-work spirits served at izakayas.
And let's not forget about that receipt tongue. The receipt-wrapped tongue not only mimics your bar tab but also honors the Air Force 1's birthday.
On the Air Force 1 Mid's receipt, a timeline of the Swoosh model's history replaces the typical space for purchase charges and quantities. For instance, the 1994 "charge" reveals when the mid was born, marked as "(1) mid-cut version."
Now, the Nike Air Force 1 Mid '07 LX "Izakaya" enters the chat. Clever yet fun, the Izakaya AF1 Mid is undoubtedly impressive down to the last bar-inspired detail.
It certainly made me consider converting to an AF1 Mid girl.
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