ARTICLE BY Ross Dwyer
Nike Air Force 1 Low Shroud
Nike Air Force 1 Low Shroud
Nike Air Force 1 Low Shroud
Nike Air Force 1 Low Shroud
Nike Air Force 1 Low Shroud

This Nike Air Force 1 Low Features Reversible Lace Shrouds

As Nike commemorate 40 years of the Air Force 1 in 2022, one of the tweaks they're making is adding a lace shroud to the classic hoops-turned-lifestyle model. Though the first two colourways of the Air Force 1 Low Shroud to be revealed were far from revolutionary – an expected all-white iteration and a ho-hum mix of black and blue camo – the third colourway plays with tone, texture and more, making it by far the most interesting Air Force 1 Low Shroud we've seen yet.

We'll come right out and say it: the Travis Scott comparisons on this low-cut Air Force 1 are impossible to ignore. The textile material used on the toebox and quarter panel is reminiscent of Scott's Velcro patch-equipped Air Force 1 colabs from 2017 and 2018, as is the combo of a white midsole and gum outsole. The shroud itself calls to mind images of the rapper's Air Force 1 'Cactus Jack' colab from 2019, and even the powder blue and red accents share shades with the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 from 2018.

Nike Air Force 1 Low Shroud
Nike Air Force 1 Low Shroud
Nike Air Force 1 Low Shroud
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La Flame comparisons aside, this Force's most interesting detail is indeed its lace shroud, which is actually reversible: there's a simple grey side with red Nike branding or a more vibrant red side. It's secured with a Swoosh charm zipper, and if it's a bit much for you it can be removed altogether to reveal the textile tongue underneath.

At the time of writing, a release date for this customisable Air Force 1 has yet to be revealed. However, it's likely to hit shelves in the coming weeks.

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