To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the iconic Air Force 1, Nike has partner with some of their best collaborators: people like Virgil Abloh, Kareem “Biggs” Burke, Don C, Travis Scott and Errolson Hugh from Acronym.
In words of Nike Sportswear’s Senior Creative Director & Lead Designer Al Baik, the collection is going to focus on the classic all white colorway because “There is no other shoe that connects to sport, music, fashion, art, the street and the city all at the same time. The most ubiquitous Air Force 1 is the white-white. For the 35th anniversary, we selected collaborators who are impacting future generations across culture. Their brief was filtered through the white-white lens. The design brief was to remain classic and recognizable to the Air Force 1 while connecting to each collaborator’s life personally and the fields they represent.”
All this collaborations are going to drop in the following months at the Nike SNEAKRS App and selected retailers worldwide. First Virgil’s pair is going to drop exclusively at ComplexCon on November 4th. Later on, the four remaining pairs are going to release one day after another from November 30th to December 3rd (Roc-a-Fella AF1 by Kareem “Biggs” Burke, Travis Scott, Don C and Lunar Force 1 “ACRONYM ’17” by Errolson Hugh; in that order).
Check every single on of them in detail below:
Air Force 1 ’07 “OFF-WHITE” by Virgil Abloh (November 4th)
Third Air Force 1 that Virgil Abloh has done so far in collaboration with Nike. This time he understood the importance of the iconic white on white pair, and tried not to edit it too much, avoiding turning the shoe into something else.
Air Force 1 ’07 Roc-a-Fella by Kareem “Biggs” Burke (November 30th)
This shoe does not only celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Air Force 1 but also the 20th Anniversary of Roc-a-Fella Records. They feature the Roc-a-Fella logo on the heel, on a regular ’07 Air Force 1.
Air Force 1 Hi “Just Don” by Don “Don C” Crawley (December 1st)
Don C used premium materials and tried to incorporate details from the Air Force 2 and Air Force 3.
Air Force 1 Low “Travis Scott” by Travis Scott (December 2nd)
Travis approached the design of this shoe in the same way that he does with music. He wanted to tell a story, capturing the crazy tone that he has at his shows.
Lunar Force 1 “ACRONYM ‘17” BY Errolson Hugh (December 3rd)
Errolson Hugh, from ACRONYM, approached the Lunar Force 1s just like he did with the previous apparel in collaboration with Nike: trying to improve an aspect of their functionality.