One of the heavyweights of the shoe game, the Air force 1, continues to surface in a variety of colours and materials along with being used in recent collaborations such as the Vlone AF1. No mean feat when you consider the AF1 was actually discontinued way back in 1984, at a point in time when moving forward with more technologically advanced shoes was what it was all about as far as the brand was concerned.
At the time the shoe had a solid fan base which led to the shoe being continually requested at retailers which led to distributors requesting that Nike re release the model, something that Nike eventually did in 1986, an unheard of move in a marketplace based on being innovative and having the latest tech. Thus the groundwork for retro-releases was laid.
Although this was not the first 'Nike Air' shoe to be released (Answers on a postcard please) It was the first dedicated basketball shoe with the Air cushioning, another point being the outsole had the circular pattern on the pivot points, another basketball specific design touch. The cult of AF1 rolls on with just this week 2 new releases, using premium materials have been revealed.
The Air Force 1 'Violet Dust'.
The Air Force 1 'Vachetta Tan'
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