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Jun 20, 2018
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Takashi Murakami Spotted in Custom Nike Air Force 1s Designed by Studio Hagel

Image via: @nytimesfashion

Image via: @nytimesfashion

Legendary artist Takashi Murakami stole a bit of the spotlight at the OFF-WHITE Spring/Summer 2019 runway show at Paris Fashion Week, courtesy of these custom Nike Air Force 1s on his feet. Designed by Studio Hagel, the shoe carries a white leather base, featuring a crudely stitched neon thread running in a zig-zag pattern across the sides, as well as a shroud that obscures the lace bed and tongue. It’s finished in Murakami’s signature flowers, and secured in the back via yellow plastic lace locks. Does this one-off have you hoping for an official collaboration between Nike and the famed Japanese artist?

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Jun 20, 2018
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Takashi Murakami Wears Custom Air Force 1 During Paris Fashion Week

Studio Hagel has produced a custom Nike Air Force 1 for world-renowned artist Takashi Murakami. The shoe, featuring Murakami’s famed “Flower Power” creation, was seen during Paris Fashion Week when the Japanese artist took in Virgil Abloh’s OFF WHITE spring/summer 2019 presentation.

A graphic filled shroud is set into place by an elastic strap connected to a lace toggle. Looped underneath the paneled Swoosh, this conceptual design is one that could stand as a foundational new method in which to shroud Air Force 1s. The all-white Air Force 1 also highlights zig zag stitching in fluorescent neon green, adding another aesthetic layer to the custom.

Take a closer look below and stay tuned for more from Paris Fashion Week.

Nike Air Force 1 "Flower Power" Custom
Nike Air Force 1 “Flower Power” Custom
Nike Air Force 1 "Flower Power" Custom
Nike Air Force 1 “Flower Power” Custom

Source: NYTFashion

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Jun 18, 2018
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Supreme and COMME des GARÇONS Reunite on a New Nike Air Force 1

Image via: @le.syndrome

Image via: @le.syndrome

Last year, Supreme convened with COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT to launch a collaborative Nike Air Force 1, featuring a white leather base adorned with an eye-catching graphic and simple text-based branding. It appears the three parties are reuniting on a follow-up effort, as revealed by these newly leaked images. This time around, it’s a black leather colorway of the iconic Air Force 1 silhouette, though the signature Swoosh is broken up and misaligned for a fractured look. CDG Shirt and Supreme branding appears below the Nike heel tab on the back, as well as on the custom sockliner. These are rumored to launch for Fall/Winter 2018. Stay tuned.

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Jun 15, 2018
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GoldRush Rally Launches Air Force 1 Charity Raffle

Anyone who uses their passion for the greater good gets my support. So if you’re into limited sneakers, something for the mantle, keep scrolling…

On June 22nd, the GoldRush Rally becomes GRX as it celebrates its ten year anniversary as the finest supercars rally across the country making stops in Boston, New York, Pittsburgh, Detroit, St Louis, Memphis, Dallas, Albuquerque, Scottsdale and Las Vegas. It’s also an event regularly participated by sneaker-fiend DJ Skee.

GRX regularly partners with The Taylor Lynn Foundation, a non-profit that is dedicated to enhancing the lives of children through a ‘micro-grants’ scheme. To mark its ten year anniversary, GRX will be raffling off a very limited number of AF1s for the foundation.

Ten pairs of these Bespoke Air Force 1 iDs have been created, with seven pairs available via the charity raffle. Inspired by the Jordan 1 “Top 3 Gold,” this pair has been crowned the ‘GoldRush Rally Top 10’ in celebration of the event’s anniversary. 

Raffle entries can be submitted on StockX from 11:00 am EDT on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 through 11:59 pm EDT on Friday, June 22nd, 2018. per raffle ticket with sizes US 8, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11 and 12 available.

Follow the entire event on Instagram or experience the rally live in your city and more info click here.

 

 

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Jun 12, 2018
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The New “PlayStation” Nike Air Force 1 Had a Limited Launch at E3 2018

Image via: Nike

Image via: Nike

Hot on the heels of a first look at the 2018 edition of the “PlayStation” Air Force 1, we now have official Nike images of the highly anticipated pair. These new pics reveal the details that make the shoe stand out: the combination of matte black leather and patent leather on the upper is inspired by the PS4, contrasted by holographic jelly elements in PlayStation blue on the Swoosh and heel tab. Look closely and you’ll notice the placement of the “sacred symbols” borrowed from a PlayStation controller. Those same symbols are repeated in blue underneath the translucent outsole. 

Today saw limited pairs released to select Android users attending E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For other attendees, you can locate a members of the SNKRS staff to get your Nike+ Pass scanned. You’ll then have a chance to receive Exclusive Access to kicks for tomorrow, June 13th. 

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Jun 11, 2018
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Playstation x Nike Air Force 1 Low 2018 Reported to Release This Week

Later today it’s reported that a budding Playstation x Nike Air Force 1 Low design will release in conjunction with the start of the 2018 E3 gaming convention. The convention, which takes place in Los Angeles from June 12-14, is said to prompt the Nike SNKRS Stash release later today. At current moment, no such luck.

To backtrack, hype surrounding this release hit fever pitch when the model debuted at the Drew League — which also takes place in Los Angeles. A differing iteration from the patent leather centric pairs released in the 2000s, this one features traditional leather construction with a large jewel Swoosh emboldened at the paneling. The shoe’s heel is dressed in the Playstation logo and foundational branding to the gaming console.

At present time official release date/time for the Playstation x Nike Air Force 1 Low remain unknown. Stay tuned for more.

Playstation x Nike Air Force 1 Low
Playstation x Nike Air Force 1 Low

Source: DrewLeague

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Jun 11, 2018
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A First Look at the New PlayStation x Nike Air Force 1

Image via: @drewleague

Image via: @drewleague

Last week, Nike took a trip down memory lane to examine the origins of the “PlayStation” Air Force 1. Sure, the retrospective was informative, but it was also made to set the table for a sequel, which has recently surfaced online. This year’s model sports a matte black leather upper, complemented with tonal patent leather paneling and a puffy jewel Swoosh. The same iridescent effect on the Swoosh is repeated on the shoe’s heel panels, both of which are adorned with PlayStation branding. We’re waiting on release details, but it’s rumored that the launch could occur soon, coinciding with this week’s E3 conference.

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Jun 6, 2018
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Is Nike Simply Remembering the Playstation x Air Force 1 or Teasing a Retro Release?

Rumors in sneaker culture are as common as gossip on page six. Many times things are spoken that never come to pass. Other times they’re actualized in reality.

Reports of a new Playstation x Nike Air Force 1 collaboration has been rampant since the start of 2018, when Paul George’s second signature silhouette was debuted in partnership with the Sony-produced gaming console. Nike SNKRS today adds further fuel to the flame, opening its vault for story time to chronicle the 2006 Playstation x Air Force 1.

Playstation x Nike Air Force 1
Playstation x Nike Air Force 1

The question is are they doing this because it’s a great story and deserves to be repopulated throughout the community? Or is this a subtle yet strategic push towards a new retro release? Many would say yes without a hitch or second guess. We’ll stay cautiously optimistic (for now). And we’ll stay that way because Nike has not confirmed an upcoming release in any capacity. Although, a very cryptic “fans of both brands can only imagine what comes next” message at the end of said story will force many to lean otherwise.

Just before that leading comment, Nike would add that the earliest samples of the collaboration had been destroyed.

Playstation x Nike Air Force 1
Playstation x Nike Air Force 1

When the shoe first released back in 2006, in conjunction with the retail debut of the Playstation 3, the limited edition drop was scaled to just 150 pairs — almost all of which were gifted to Sony employees and sweepstakes winners. Three years later, in 2009, an even smaller number of 50 pairs were re-released. That successor was produced in full patent leather with the initial execution only to a partial degree.

As far as speculation goes, something will almost certainly take place with Playstation and Nike in 2018. There’s already a style code floating about for a mysterious sneaker between the two parties. Could it be the long-awaited retro? Or maybe another friends and family pair? Either way, if you didn’t already have enough to look forward to during the second half of the year in sneakers, add this to the list.

Playstation x Nike Air Force 1
Playstation x Nike Air Force 1
Playstation x Nike Air Force 1
Playstation x Nike Air Force 1

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Jun 6, 2018
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Nike Air Force 1 “Playstation” Sample Unearthed with Premium Leather

12 years ago, the Nike Air Force 1 “Playstation” was THAT shoe. Extremely limited and equally creative, the tribute take to the gaming system drew in fans from arenas further than footwear but was tough to cop if you weren’t named Kobe Bryant.
Nike Air Force 1 Playstation

In 2018, the shoe still holds its allure with model Luka Sabbat often lacing up the OGs and Paul George tapping the console for his introductory take on his second signature. As Nike continues to celebrate the Air Force 1 with bringbacks like the “Taiwan” take and “Hong Kong” colorway, one has to wonder if the patent leather “Playstation” AF1s will have the same fate?

Adding to the intrigue or perhaps causing confusion, SNKRS has unearthed photos of an OG “Playstation” Air Force 1 Sample. The catch? Not only does this sample see red laces instead of purple, it also places premium leather on the toe box instead of the full patent look.

According to Nike, this round one sample not only never hit retail but was also a situation where most pairs were destroyed. It appears at least one pair still exists, although a quote from the SNKRS story that reads, “Fans of both brands can only imagine what comes next” feels like this could be a teaser.

We’ll go out and say that the patent leather pair is better than the premium leather sample — a stance Nike seems to agree with — and would definitely like to see a retro with the OG shine. Still, for the AF1 aficionados like Mayor or Clark Kent these have to register as coveted.

So, will they come back? We’ll have to wait and see. For now, peep hi-res shots of the OG retail and sample versions below.

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Jun 6, 2018
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Nike Air Force 1 “Just Do It” Pack // Coming Soon

Nike takes the “Just Do It” mantra and gives it an outward facing appearance on their latest collection of Air Force 1s.

One features a black leather upper with the bold phrase printed in white and red accents, while a white midsole provides a clean contrast. The second iteration features an all-white leather upper with the phrase printed in an old school text to complete the two-toned appeal.

The Nike Air Force 1 “Just Do It” Pack doesn’t have a release date just yet, but stay with Nice Kicks for more details on the release.

Nike Air Force 1 “Just Do It” Pack

Nike Air Force 1 "Just Do It" Pack
Nike Air Force 1 “Just Do It” Pack
Nike Air Force 1 "Just Do It" Pack
Nike Air Force 1 “Just Do It” Pack

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Jun 4, 2018
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Trillblazin & Unspoken PDX Are Giving Away Custom Rose Dip-Dyed Air Force 1s

words // Nick DePaula:

This week in Portland, Oregon, local streetwear brand Trillblazin is teaming up with downtown boutique Unspoken to highlight the Trail Blazers’ lone NBA championship, celebrating the oft-important 41st anniversary of the 1977 title.

Dubbed “It Must Have Been the Roses,” the Tuesday evening event will play off of the city’s longtime “Rose City” nickname, with a series of custom dip dyed Nike items available on hand in a giveaway. Headlined by a rose-themed Air Force 1 Low, the sneaker is dipped by hand for a custom hue, while accented by gold embroidered logos along the tongue and heel tabs, honoring the franchise’s championship.

The AF1s will be given to customers who purchase three Trillblazin items during the event, such as their new tie dyed Grateful Dead and Bill Walton-inspired tee. With the purchase of one Trillblazin item, customers will receive a pair of custom tie dyed Nike Basketball shorts or socks. The sneakers and shorts will be available on a first come, first served basis.  There will also be a custom inkjet printer for people to customize items even further.

It Must Have Been the Roses
Tuesday, June 5th
6-9 PM

Unspoken PDX
219 NW Couch St.
Portland, OR

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May 28, 2018
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Nike Air Force 1 Low Adopts 3-D Chenille Swoosh Branding

By in large a trend initiated by Aleali May with the introduction of her Air Jordan 1 collaboration last year, chenille has since become a fast growing theme in sneaker culture. Nike, of course, helms the trend best considering it started within their confines.

Earlier this year seen on the Nike Air Max 90 and now the Air Force 1 Low, the often ignored material was once a texture used to famously produce old house slippers. Now an orbiting item in sneaker culture, its influence on the Air Force 1 Low is seen through a traditional white-on-white pair with 3-D chenille Swoosh detailing in red and blue. Branding mimics those shades at both the tongue and heel counter, punctuating the look of this simplistic yet remarkably modern AF1.

It’s unclear when the shoe will release on Nike.com but there are GS sizes of this Nike Air Force 1 Low now available at Shoe Palace.

Nike Air Force 1 Low Chenille
Nike Air Force 1 Low Chenille
Nike Air Force 1 Low Chenille
Nike Air Force 1 Low Chenille
Nike Air Force 1 Low Chenille
Nike Air Force 1 Low Chenille
Nike Air Force 1 Low Chenille
Nike Air Force 1 Low Chenille

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