Take a Look Inside GOAT’s Treasure Trove of Special Nike Air Force 1s
You should always have a pair of white-on-white Nike Air Force 1s in your sneaker rotation. For those seeking a crispy box-fresh pair, with something a little different, we’ve got you sorted! Thanks to online sneaker platform GOAT, sourcing some unique Uptowns to flash those pearly whites is just a few clicks away. Here are some of the best you can cop right now.
Nike basked in the AF-1’s early-2000s limelight with opulent upgrades to their ‘two purr’ braggadocios ball shoe like the ‘Lux’ edition from 2004. Ultra-supple leather was selected specifically for this edition, which also switched its perforated toe box and mid panels for a tight basket weave. Get these burners to wherever you are in the world and flex that Made In Italy swingtag.
The AF-1 XXV project celebrated the model’s 25th anniversary in 2007 with dozens of limited releases, a major revision to the silhouette (which is still the default shape today), and the massive 900-plus pair 1Thology archive. Nike also dropped one of the most luxurious AF-1s ever made: the ‘Anaconda’. The Italian-crafted Forces feature real snakeskin, and are packaged with cedar shoetrees and 24k gold aglets. Big ballers are invited to own this ‘Masterpiece’.,
HTM 2 (2004)
Nike’s HTM team of Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tinker Hatfield, and Mark Parker may have been formed to introduce radical new designs like the Sock Dart, but the industry heavyweights weren’t afraid to also work with a classic. The ‘HTM 2’ is a textural delight with its embossed croc pattern, velvety lining, individually numbered editions of 3012, and a subtle HTM swatch on the insoles. IYKYK – so let them know you own a pair.
Finish Your Breakfast (2011)
The Air Force 1 is a New York icon, and so was John ‘The Franchise’ Strickland. Name checked by Jay-Z in ‘Public Service Announcement’ – ‘My homey Strick told me, “Dude, finish your breakfast”’ – the late streetball legend was immortalised with his own AF-1 in 2011. They include ‘Franchise’ branded heel counters, an essential gum rubber outsole, and Strickland’s famous motto emblazoned on the tongue tag. Finish checking out that cart!
Seamless/One Piece (2005)
Nike once experimented with one piece, seamless uppered AF-1s made from ostrich leather, bright red patent, and a whole host of gaudy concepts that could only have been conceived in the mid-2000s. The Air Force 1 One Piece also saw experimentation with laser-etched details like intricate sakura flowers – but not this one. Pure white leather, and only subtle Swoosh etching on the ankle notch and tongue tip. It’s a prime pickup.
Air ‘Crazy’ Force 1 (2008)
Hong Kong artist Michael Lau gave his own twisted take on the AF-1 in 2008 as part of Nike’s 1World collection with the Air ‘Crazy’ Force 1. Lau gave this plush pair quilted uppers to replicate the padded walls stereotypically found in a mental institution. Laser-etched marking featuring erratic and seemingly random messages like ‘10190330’ (Lau’s lucky number!) only adds to the hectic concept. You’d be crazy to pass on one of the hardest-to-find AF-1s ever.
The Air Force 1 Pixel is a daring departure from regular white-on-whites with its glitchy midsole aberrations and deconstructed-then-reconstructed upper. Tonal corduroy inserts and inverted Swooshes are bound with a blingy gold chain and pendant. It’s not often that the OG AF-1 silhouette gets messed with, so the Pixel has already made its mark on the timeline. Better snap up a pair now – because they won’t be around forever!
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