The Nike Air Force 1 ‘Enamel Green’ Kicks It In Canvas
In recent history, the Nike Air Force 1 has been been transformed time and time again as an experimental plaything for the brand. However, for 2022 – the highly anticipated 40th anniversary of the model – it looks like the Swoosh is keeping it conventional with editions such as the ‘Enamel Green’.
This is far from the first time minty shades have freshened up the AF-1. Last year, Sneaker Freaker’s very own Woody designed the ‘Green Lotus’ on the Nike By You program, featuring a blend of grainy leather and twill. And all the way back in 2013, Nike released an ‘Arctic Green’ suede version, complete with crispy gum outsoles. Now, 2022 will see another material added to the mix: canvas.
The upcoming ‘Enamel Green’ Uptown sees tonal canvas uppers, contrasted with off-white laces, Swooshes, heel tabs, and solid rubber outsoles. This may appear somewhat flat at a distance, but a closer eye reveals the textural depth at play. The bordering panels – toe bumpers, eye stays and rear quarters – take on a rougher surface; while the mid and toe box inserts use a finer, almost chambray-like fabric.
The Nike Air Force 1 has always rewarded sticklers for detail, and those paying attention will expect to see the ‘Enamel Green’ on shelves in coming months.