Reflective accents have become a staple in Nike's arsenal, adorning a plethora of designs from early institutional gems like the Air Jordan 5, to modern marvels like the VaporMax Flyknit series. The Swoosh also incorporates it into thei heritage line, too, as is the case for this latest kids’ Air Force 1.
Nike expertly fuses these reflective elements with an innovative play on texture and material, crafting a visually captivating pair. While it may seem subtle in color, this Air Force 1 boasts a richly textured greyscale palette that sets it apart from the regular releases.
At first glance, what catches the eye is the matted leather that constitutes a significant portion of the shoe's construction, lending it a distinct, premium feel. Complementing the matted leather, ripstop fabric adorns the mid-panel and tongue, enhancing durability and giving it an adventurous edge. The pièce de résistance, however, is the reflective detailing that outlines the Swoosh, imbuing the shoe with a silver luminescence that is bound to turn heads.
The color scheme further explores the greyscale range, with a tasteful blend of light and dark greys embellishing the branding and midsole. The final touch is an icy blue outsole that perfectly contrasts the grey, making the shoe as cool as it is stylish.
Nike US has just releases pairs of this kids-exclusive colorway right here on Nike.com for $100.