Building on the creativity and success of the "Athletic Department," Nike is set to introduce a new colorway that takes the design to a whole new level.
Retaining the distinct design cues of its preceding Air Force 1 Low alternate such as removed quarter panels, reinforced stitching, exposed foam tongues, and retro rear branding, this new iteration brings an entirely fresh blend of materials and a sophisticated, understated palette.
The upper of this new release is beautifully constructed entirely in supple suede, enveloped in a neutral grey hue. This color is mirrored on the outsole and midsole branding, the latter elegantly resting atop a sail-tinted midsole. The combination of these hues, along with the lightly-yellowed exposed foam tongues and heritage white leather overlays, infuses the sneaker with a palpable sense of nostalgia. Accentuating the retro appeal, pops of deep green at the tongue and insole branding add the perfect finishing touch.
Though it's a follow-up to an existing line, this Air Force 1 Low stands alone in its elegance. The balance between contemporary design techniques and vintage-inspired aesthetics creates a shoe that transcends mere fashion, turning it into an emblem of sporting heritage and a tribute to the timeless appeal of college athletics.
Enjoy an official look at the pair below, before heading to Nike.com today to pick up a pair for $135.