Air Force 1
Nike Sportswear is gearing up for some big releases over the next couple of months. A lot of silhouettes with slight updates in technology and features. Look for these to start hitting retailers over the next week or so.
Thanks to Dazed, we now have a preview of the entire Nike X Pigalle capsule collection which comes right on the heels of Nike’s collaboration with Ricardo Tisci. The collection includes two matching jersey and shorts sets, two pairs of Air Force 1s, T-shirts, basketballs, and accessories. As you can see, the AF1′s have an aged look which was achieved by adding paint and rubbing it off, according to Pigalle’s designer Stephane Ashpool. Check out the entire collection below and head over to Dazed to read the entire article.
UNDFTD and Nike team up again to release a two shoe pack of the classic Air Force 1 that will be available on the 28th of this month. The release includes a pair of Hi- and Low-top Air Force 1′s which will be equipped with Lunarlon soles, thus spawning the UNDFTD x Nike Lunar Force 1′s.
The latest addition to NIKEiD’s arsenal of customizable materials come in the form of Pendleton wool. NIKEiD will be allowing users to add Pendleton’s legendary Native American wool fabric to the Roshe Run, Blazer, Stefan Janoski and the Air Force 1 hi and low. All of the kicks are now available for customization on NIKEiD. The AF1′s will only be available through December 31st and the rest will be available through February 15th of 2014.
NIKEiD just made the “Chroma” customization option available for the Air Force 1. The shiny, color shifting material is kind of reminiscent of those suits Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan rocked in A Night at the Roxbury. It’s not for everyone, but if you’re feeling it you can design your own Chroma AF1 over at the NIKEiD store. The option will only be available during the month of October.
When it comes to custom shoes, JBF is on another level. These custom “BAPE” Air Force 1′s are constructed out of materials used from a BAPE jacket. Other features include laser engraved tags on the tongue and a lambskin lining. Although these were made originally made for a friend of Darrelle Revis, two other pairs were created and will be available for purchase beginning August 23 for $1,500 a pair.
We see a lot of camo in the streetwear world nowadays, but there’s not too much “realtree” camo out there. Nike iD just added some realtree camo options for the AF1 model. These will be perfect for the upcoming fall season.
It’s pretty cool to say that we once sat in the same chairs as the likes of Andre Iguodala, among many others, and took part in this same process. Andre & Marcus recently designed this shoe so that they could giveaway a total of 9 pairs to celebrate the launch of Andre’s new website.
Nike Sportswear announced today that Crocodile embossed leather and Premium Suede materials will be available on Nike iD for customization of the Air Force 1. This is monumental news considering Crocodile is by far the coolest material you could ever put on an Air Force 1. Premium Suede isn’t bad either. The Croc and Suede options are available now in a wide variety of colors. The Croc and Premium Suede Options will only be available through the month on July so you have to act fast if you want a pair of AF1′s featuring these materials.
Over the weekend, Nike iD introduced some new design options for the Air Force 1 including animal prints and pony hair. The animal prints will be available on Pony Hair which will further add to the animal-inspired aesthetic.
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Air Force 1, Nike created this AF1 Popsicle mold. Apparently during the development stages of Nike‘s Lunarlon sole, designers from Nike Innovation Kitchen stabilized the mold by freezing it. In case you forgot, Nike just put a Lunar sole on an Air Force 1.