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Highsnobiety’s sneaker jury is tasked with bringing sneakers to trial by delivering a verdict on key releases. Our recurring jury will convene for the most pivotal sneaker drops to serve up analysis and commentary. This week, the defendant is the Supreme x Nike Air Force 1.

Stay posted for upcoming editions, when a new jury will weigh in with their verdict on the next big release.

The jury is now in session.

Mayor

“I think Supreme hit a home run with this from every angle. Using one of the most iconic silhouettes ever – a silhouette that has withstood the test of time, along with one of the most desirable logos, being the supreme box logo – is an automatic win win. The icing on the cake is that it’s going to be readily available going forward for the masses to enjoy! Perfectly executed, instant cop!”

Verdict: Cop

DJ Clark Kent

“First, white-on-white Air Force 1 Lows are my favorite shoe of all time. When brands get to collaborate on AF1s, things can be sketchy. Supreme went simple and clean. No confusion. They nailed it. The only thing I probably won’t like is, there won’t be enough pairs.

They are a definite cop. Hopefully 10 pair.”

Verdict: Cop

Aljoscha Kondratiew, Solebox General Manager

“Come on – who doesn’t love a classic white on white AF1 – and the small box logo on the side. I am not mad at these. To be honest I think Supreme is really doing the right thing by restocking the shoe throughout the season. The price is alright,t it’s a straight cop for me.”

Verdict: Cop

Will Whitney, Sneakersnstuff NYC

“I’ve always been a fan of the simple white-on-white AF1 with the logo on the side of the heel. And who wouldn’t want the classic with an official Supreme logo in that place? As a matter of fact, Supreme should run this every season. Someone please tell James I said so… I actually may visit and suggest it myself.”

Verdict: Cop

Chris Danforth, Features Editor at Highsnobiety

“I like where the logo placement is coming from, as a nod to the Roc-a-Fella or Shady Records Air Forces, even Highsnobiety did a similar friends and family Air Force 1 a few years ago. Do I need the Supreme version? Nah.”

Verdict: Drop

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