Air Force 1
Not the biggest fan of the almighty classic, Air Force One. If the colorway is done right though then i can dig ‘em, and i will say these we’re done right. These just dropped today, and we’ll be somewhat limited as they only hit select Nike retailers. Closer look after the jump.
Yet another AF1 from 21 Mercer’s Bespoke program. I am vibin’ the colorway a lot, but I’m starting to think the large X stitching is played out and just doesn’t look that clean. I understand, though, that if you’re gonna drop however much it costs to get your own personal AF1’s from Bespoke, you want them to be super crazy so that people ask where you got them, and you can say “Oh these old things? They’re 1 of 1. You actually can’t get them. But thanks for asking.”
These are super weird, but at the same time super dope. I don’t like the suede on the whole front and then elephant print leather on the whole back. It’s too divided, but the colorway is still sick, especially the sole of the shoe, love that color. Before I die, i will definitely be going to 21 mercer to get me a pair of bespokes, please believe.
Our buddy over at Evolved Footwear threw together this sick pair of Air Force Ones commemorating their World Series win back in 1985. Overall shoes look clean, nothing too crazy, but still set apart from the rest. Check out another look after the jump.
The AF1 MX sole can now be used to customize out your dream kicks on Bespoke at 21 Mercer. With 19 colors available, you’ll surely find something. The MX sole features the semi-transparent gum and air heal cup. Check out all 19 colors and closer looks after you click your mizzy mouse.
A slight variation of the AF1 is available for customization exclusively at 21 Mercer. The options allow you to choose multitoned and transparent midsoles. Call 212.226.5433 to set up an appointment to make yours.
Makoto from Five Star Japan just stopped in to 21 Mercer and created a custom pair of Air Force ones. He basically used a different color of elephant skin on every panel of the shoe. I think they kind of look like a giant Chameleon. Check out some more pictures after the jump.
It looks like Nike decided to design some AF1’s using the Sneakhype color scheme. Seriously though these would go great with the Sneakhype Tee. JD Sports was the actual designers of these dope kicks and they are available at their online store now. Check out some detailed pictures after the jump.
Yi Jianlian is a pretty decent ball player. He’s probably thinking to himself “Pretty good? I’m damn good. I mean, Nike just asked me to customize my own pair of forces for Pete’s sake”. Made in nothing but premium leather, the shoe is accented by a doo doo brown outsole. To set the whole thing off there is a flaming “Yi” logo on the heel tab. We probably won’t be seeing these over here in the U.S. anytime soon. They will be released in China on May 17th. Check out some more detailed pics after the jump.
Check out these babycakes. Bespoke designer Brandon Fants threw these together — check out the extra images… you’ll see he flipped the tongue tags, swooshes, and laces (red and blue). Oh, and it’s a Bespoke AF1… whattyaF’in know… it’s got a pseudo transparent midsole… never seen that before. Come on.
Ok, so the last 2 Air’s aren’t actually part of the name, but the first two are. And, unfortunately these are only available in size 10 and smaller, and only from this Japanese retailer. So that sucks, BUT this is one of the most unique and dope Air Force 1’s I have seen in a good while. It’s got a very nice perforated diamond/argyle pattern that covers the shoe, and the Air Max heel cap coupled with the gum sole just really does it for me. Hopefully the success of these will cue Nike to bring these (or something like them) stateside. Check out more pics:
Air Force 1’s have been my shoe of choice for many years but lately i have been dabbling with other shoes such as Air Max’s and Jordans but it feels good to back to my roots. This pair of uniquely designed Air Force Ones are bound to turn heads. They feature a black upper constructed from premium leather and ballistic mesh, while the swoosh features black patent leather. Red accents can be seen on the shoe laces and inner lining. The classic white sole sets the shoes apart, it will be hard to keep clean but it definitely completes the shoe. More pictures after the jump.