Nike Continue the 'Kentucky' Theme On This Air Force 1 Mid
A white-and-blue 'Kentucky'-style colour scheme may be most associated with the Dunk Low and Dunk High but Nike are not averse to applying it to other popular NSW models as well, the latest of which to receive a Bluegrass State-style colourway is the Air Force 1 Mid. Kentucky was one of the first collegiate athletic programs to get down with the Swoosh, as former men's basketball head coach Eddie Sutton helped UK become a Nike school in the mid 1980s (ironically, after Sutton left UK in 1989 he took a PR job at Nike). The Air Force 1 is one of Nike's most memorable hoops shoes from that decade. Though the two may not have been directly intertwined, the crossover makes sense!
Classic blue and white 'Kentucky' colourblocking is used across this mid-cut Air Force 1's upper, split only by soft lilac laces. Though these laces may appear random, they're actually a detail that's sure to make Instagram archive pages go crazy: blue laces on some vintage Nike hoop shoes from the 1980s fade to this colour, so they're a nod to eras past. Besides the laces, other details include similarly-coloured insoles, a grey plastic lace deubre and a debossed Swoosh on the collar strap's anchor.
A release date for these faux-vintage Air Force 1 Mids has yet to be announced, but will likely be revealed soon. Keep it locked here for more info as soon as it's made available.