Nike has dropped another new iteration of the Air Force 1 Shadow that would’ve been perfect for Easter Sunday.
Dressed in a Summit White, Glacier Blue, Fossil, and Ghost color scheme. This Nike Air Force 1 Shadow sports a White leather base covered in pastel accents throughout. A solid White rubber sole completes the design.
By dint of seeing Swoosh-stamped Nike Air Force 1 sneakers on the feet of streetwear fashion enthusiasts, we almost forget that Nike remains above all a sports brand that continues to equip many athletes as well as amateur and professional level teams. Among these is the Nigeria national football team for which the Beaverton firm has been designing official kits since 2018. Thanks to these kits, and more particularly the jerseys worn by the Super Eagles during their matches, the Nigerian selection has seen its aura grow, not only on the African continent but also in the rest of the world where football fans have appropriated its colors. It must be said that these famous swimsuits are really attractive, thanks in particular to their traditional patterns shaped in a modern spirit. Building on their success, the designers of the American giant drew inspiration from these patterns to create a collection of sneakers called “Naija”, in reference to the term used to refer to the Nigerian people as a whole. Of all these sneakers, the most successful is undoubtedly the Air Force 1 that Nike offers us in a React version scheduled for release on September 28. A brand new Air Force 1 inspired by the Nigeria football jersey.
At a time when all sneakers addicts have their eyes riveted on the Nike SB Dunk which will be released in the coming days in an unprecedented iteration signed by Virgil Abloh and his Off-White label, the American equipment manufacturer has seen fit to give a little attention to an Air Force 1 a little less in the spotlight than usual. After a colorful collaboration with Berlin artist Ruohan Wang, whom you can discover or rediscover here, Bruce Kilgore’s iconic shoe resurfaces in an imprint that has been talked about a lot since it leaked on social media. From the ‘’ Naija ’’ pack, the pair is presented in an aesthetic specific to React models with a reworked finish in leather, textile and synthetic fiber in the colors of the Nigerian football team. There are therefore several shades of green, starting with “Pine Green” and “Green Strike”, which skillfully coexist with touches of black applied to the quarter panel, the midsole and the laces. The visual details that adorn the Nigeria jersey are evidently present on the toe box, upper eyelets and heel. Finally, note that an appropriate “Naija” branding has been grafted onto the top of the tongue of the laces and the inside of the left foot.
The Air Jordan 3 and Air Cadence aren’t the only collaborations in the works between Jordan Brand and Fragment Design. The Eclipse plated sneaker, which has been the cause of debate amongst sneakerheads for the past few weeks, has now been confirmed to be the Air Jordan 35. And it’s obvious, considering the AJ5-inspired tongues, midfoot netting, and details like XXXV on the inner tongues and brail across the Eclipse plate that literally translates to “35”. Here, Hiroshi Fujiwara has draped the all-new signature Air Jordan in his equally signature black, white and royal colors. The former engulfs the tongues, liners, and forefoot leather overlays, with white toes and midfoot netting joined by royal blue in the rear.
The Air Jordan 4 is getting its flowers. The silhouette has always been an adorned member by the brand and its consumers alike. Tinker Hatfield’s second creation for his Airness went above and beyond with its mesh panels, an extended heel tab, and other key details that make the Air Jordan 4 an absolute classic. The latest iteration dons the model in a primarily sail look while orange and black take over on the rest of the shoe. Dressed in a Sail, Black, Starfish, and Light Smoke Grey color scheme. Currently images have yet to leak, however they are expected to feature Sail across the base while Black and Orange details are spread throughout. Finishing the look is Grey on some of the branding and rubber outsole.
Nike Basketball continues to rework some of its most famed silhouettes. The Nike Air Foamposite One released in 1997 as Eric Avar continued to push the needle of performance and technology at the pinnacle of innovative basketball footwear. The shoe dons a primarily glossy black upper with a gradient outsole that starts from violet and ends in blue with a pop of solar red within the transition. Dressed in a Black, Team Royal, and Team Orange color scheme. This Nike Air Foamposite One features a shimmered Foam shell and Black leather upper paired with striped pull tabs. Highlighting the shoe is its gradient Royal and Orange appearing down the throat and translucent sole.
The Metallic Gold colorway has been a popular one as of late and has found itself a home on the Air Jordan 1 in multiple iterations. This edition may be one of the flashiest ones yet arriving in a similar style to the Kawhi Air Jordan 1 High bu swapping the silver out for gold. This offering of the mid-top Air Jordan 1 features a White leather base paired with Black leather collars, Swoosh logos on the sides and matching laces. Underneath, its smooth leathers are done up in a clean white, while its ankle collars, branded hits, and shoe strings all complement through stark black to complete a theme reminiscent of Mighty Morphin’s White Ranger. Metallic Gold overlays atop a White midsole and Black rubber outsole completes the design.
Buy The Sneaker will be expanding their women’s lineup with several new offerings of the Air Jordan 1 Mid. Historically the most experimental height of the first Air Jordan silhouette, the Air Jordan 1 Mid has recently surfaced in an unusual mesh construction perfect for summer. This iteration of the mid-top Air Jordan 1 sports a White mesh upper with Black suede overlays paired with Royal Blue mesh collars. Underfoot, sole units boast all three aforementioned hues, with the most vibrant of the trio appearing throughout the outsole. A White midsole with Black contrast stitching atop a Blue rubber sole completes the design.
The Air Jordan 1 colorways continue to flow in what is quickly become the low-cut silhouettes greatest production run in, well, ever. This offering of the low-top Air Jordan 1 features a Black and Crimson Tint leather build with nylon tongues and stitching in the rear. Crimson tint Swooshes adorn the lateral and medial sides completing the look of an upper that sits atop a white midsole and black rubber outsole.
Looking closer this Jordan Westbrook One Take comes highlighted with a mixture of Mango and Orange accents across the upper. This offering of the Jordan Westbrook One Take features a mix of Mango and Orange tones throughout its upper paired with Aqua Blue contrasting accents. The mesh at the majority sets the tone with its use of light mango tones while the overlays applied behind darken by a small margin with saturated orange finishes. Elsewhere, the Barely Volt shade dresses up the accents — laces, Jumpman insignia, webbing, etc. — while an aqua blue rounds off the palette with cool tones along both the forefoot taping and the tooling’s tread.
Further borrowing from its 1996-form, the Air Jordan 12 University Gold boasts a matte-finish across its metal eyelets. Outsoles, however, indulge in a barely-discernible, translucent makeup that blends in with its yellow surroundings. The overall colorway is very similar to the Gary Payton “Away” PE during his 2003-2004 season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The upper features black tumbled leather across the side paneling, heel and a section of the toe while University Gold paints a section of the mudguard. A black tongue and laces add a darker effect to the silhouette while a bright University Gold midsole and outsole finish off the fresh design.