As an annual tradition of honoring the illustrious Robert Kraft, the New England Patriots owner, Nike is again preparing a tribute sneaker for 2023.
In the world of sports, Robert Kraft is renowned as a towering figure, and this year's Nike Air Force 1 Low Flyknit 'Robert Kraft' iteration radiates vibrancy and class, echoing the spirit of a true winner.
The new 2023 version takes a bold step in aesthetics, boasting a dynamic royal blue Flyknit upper woven to perfection. This gracefully contrasts with black trimming around the eyestays, laces, and inner lining. But it's not just the color play that makes this pair stand out; premium elements have been intricately integrated into the design. The leather tongues come adorned with dual RKK/Patriots branding, while the heel is also wrapped in luxe leather.
The profile showcases a striking 3D glossy PVC Swoosh harmoniously complements the vibrant upper. The ensemble is perfectly balanced by a crisp white sole unit that seamlessly blends into the design. Adding a stealthy touch, the sole unit is capped with black at the heel and toe, giving it an edgy finish.
No detail is overlooked, as the pair includes three sets of laces to customize your look, and the "We Are All Patriots" graphic insole, which is not only an ode to unity but also features Kraft's signature as a mark of authenticity.
As a reflection on the past, Nike has been honoring Robert Kraft with variations of Air Force 1's since 2014. Last year's tribute, with its rich "Navy Blue" and red accents, was an homage to the team's colors. The grey suedes and embroidered Swoosh made it an instant classic. The previous versions encompassed elements such as the R.K.K branded dubraes and the Flying Elvis logo as a nod to the franchise's heritage.
A confluence of sporting excellence and unparalleled craftsmanship, the pair serves as an ode to a sporting giant; it’s the perfect tribute to a man who has etched his name into the annals of sporting history.
Enjoy an official look at the special-edition release below, and look for these to touch down on Nike.com on September 15 for $160