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Nike Air Force 1 High 'Columbia Blue'
Nike Air Force 1 High 'Columbia Blue'
,Nike Air Force 1 High 'Columbia Blue'
Nike Air Force 1 High 'Columbia Blue'
Nike Air Force 1 High 'Columbia Blue'

The Nike Air Force 1 High 'Columbia Blue' Is Comin' Back

Air Force 1s from the 1990s and early-mid 2000s are the stuff of sneaker culture legend, and one of the (likely many) classic pairs Nike are set to bring back to celebrate the AF-1's 40th anniversary in 2022 is the Air Force 1 High 'Columbia Blue.' Debuting in the early aughts, the 'Columbia Blue' sits somewhere between a pair you'd expect to see on the feet of Rasheed Wallace and a pair that would be right at home in Nelly's 'Air Force 1s' video, and now it's back in all its original glory, with a few small changes for good measure.

Uppers are composed of crisp white leather, with the signature UNC-like 'Columbia Blue' shade present on the Swoosh, heel tab, tongue tag, proprioceptus belt – 'collar strap' if you'd prefer the simple term – and collar trim. Down below, the blue hue gets another go-around on the midsole's Air branding and the outsole. The midsole provides the key difference between this pair and the original release: it features a slightly-yellowed tint for a nod to its classic nature. Bright silver lace deubres complete the offering.

Nike Air Force 1 High 'Columbia Blue'

Expect the Nike Air Force 1 High 'Columbia Blue' to hit the Nike webstore and select Swoosh stockists later this year. If it's priced in line with its counterparts, it should retail for $115.

If you want to take a look at the most luxurious AF-1s you'll ever lay eyes on, click here to step inside Louis Vuitton and Nike's Air Force 1 by Virgil Abloh exhibit in NYC.

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