A mechanized upgrade with hints of deconstructed allure, the Nike Air Force 1 arrives once more as if intending to be unrecognizable. Topping additional layers to many of its structural elements, the pair is taking a few notes out of the book of sacai’s Chitose Abe, pairing strong accent colors to the double-layered motifs made popular through her LDWaffle and Blazer hybrid. Though similar, the mainline creation is still of its own distinct flair. Hits swooshes sit right on top of one another with the underlying check staying flat in its printed variation. Overlays hide contrast tones underneath, adding visual bulk to the toe as well as the eye stay, with extra rear midsole panelling stacked against the edge of the entire heel. Back tabs brand twice fittingly with a two-toned backdrop stacked while base layers stay the only ordinary piece in their simple smooth leathers.
Nike is gearing up for the shift in seasons with the resurrection of a brand new Air Force 1 Low in this classic “Wheat” colorway. Although the Swoosh is no stranger to drawing up the AF1 in this fashion, they’ve opted to make a few modifications with this latest kit to address the colder weather and the corresponding warmer tones. Returning in that familiar Timberland boot feel, this pair is equipped with an all-over suede upper painted in a tonal brown shade a tad bit darker than the classic “Wheat” signature, while matching hiking style laces and a trail-shoe rivet eyestay are in use. In addition, the heel stamps swap out their normal stitchings and opt for a tonal debossed look.
Holding a candle to its ACG modifications of the past, the latest Air Force 1 bears a palette strong in mountaineering connection with toggle lace unit only furthering utility in a fashion not too unlike the famed line-up’s recent trajectory. Though no markings of the iconic series show face, it’s influence is made blissfully aware: tones of light blue shade brighten up both the toe, midsole, and swoosh, sitting adjacent to a backdrop of darkened ballistic mesh an smooth neutral gray suedes at the heel and eye stay.