Nike marks 35 years of the Air Force 1 by dropping collabs with Off-White, Acronym and more

Nike marks 35 years of the Air Force 1 by dropping collabs with Off-White, Acronym and more

White out

Text: Andrea Sim

Five individuals interpret the iconic shoe in its purest form in celebration of the sneaker's 35th anniversary

1. Air Force 1 '07 Off-White, by Virgil Abloh
Inspired by: The bedrock of Off-White, that is to improve upon and evolve existing products.  
Release date: 4 November  

Nike x Off-White by Virgil Abloh

2. Nike Air Force 1 '07 Roc-A-Fella, by Kareem "Biggs" Burke
Inspired by: Roc-A-Fella Record's 20th anniversary, as well as the 35th anniversary of the Air Force 1. This finds the record label's most ubiquitous motif, its logo, decorated on the heel of Nike's most recognisable sneaker. 
Release date: 30 November  

Nike x Roc-A-Fella Records

3. Nike Air Force 1 Hi Just Don, by Don "Don C" Crawley
Inspired by: Elements of the Air Force 2 and 3 sneakers — their quarter panel and heel — all while respecting the Air Force 1 as the "OG" kick, rendering this iteration in high-quality leather. 
Release date: 1 December 

Nike x Don "Don C" Crawley

4. Nike Air Force 1 Low Travis Scott, by Travis Scott
Inspired by: The musician's approach to creating music, in which Scott always looks to including his personal narrative. It manifests in the shoelace motif and pre-worn Nike swoosh.  
Release date: 2 December 

Nike x Travis Scott

5. Nike Lunar Force 1/Acronym '17, by Errolson Hugh
Inspired by: Clothing label Acronym's motto of functionality first. Founder Hugh sought to turn out an even more functional Air Force 1 than before, adding on the zipper both as detailing, and for ease of slipping the shoe on.  
Release date: 3 December  

Nike x Acronym

The Nike Air Force 1 sneakers will be available at Nike retailers, with the exception of Nike x Off White — to be released only at ComplexCon

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