The Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Mid Looks Great in Green
News on this release was originally published on June 1, 2022.
Update July 11, 2022: Official images of the Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Mid in green have been revealed! A release date has yet to be announced, but it has been disclosed that the shoes will hit shelves with an RRP of $185. Enjoy the images above, get a full rundown on the shoes' design below, and stay tuned for info on a date of arrival.
One of the traits that the late, great Virgil Abloh was most known for was his prodigious creative mindset. He seemed to be perfectly comfortable juggling several projects at any given time, and in 2022 several of his final projects have come to light – from the culture-shifting Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 collection to the final batch of products he had a hand in making for Louis Vuitton and Off-White. One of those Off-White projects was a link-up with Nike for fresh takes on the Air Force 1 Mid, of which a green colourway was just revealed.
Joining previously-leaked white and black pairs, this new green iteration (revealed by @horhead_sales, an Instagram sneaker seller) is quite different from its predecessors. The textile-and-synthetic upper of the other two pairs is replaced by classic leather, while both the proprioceptus belt and the Swoosh graphics also do away with technical materials in favour of leather construction.
Midsoles discard the spiked traction pattern of their counterparts in favour of the Air Force 1's classic 'pivot circle' outsole pattern, and heels are split between a scrawled 'OFF' hit and a candle logo that Abloh was known to use for his Canary Yellow website. Tongues feature a special branded hit as well. Not everything is changed, though: the 'melting' midsole with a visible Air unit remains intact, as does the climbing-style second set of laces and the orange tag that's delicately pinned to the midfoot Swoosh. Helvetica text likely returns on the medial midfoot as well, but as that part of the shoe isn't visible in these photos it's impossible to tell for sure. For a finishing touch, the kicks are packaged in a box with a brick print.
At the time of writing, little is known about this green Air Force 1. It could be an early sample or friends and family only pair, both of which would explain its vast difference from the other colourways we've seen. It also could be a part of a much larger release set – Abloh once made 50 Dunks, after all! We'll be sure to keep you updated as soon as more info is made available.
Did you know that Virgil Abloh once entered a sneaker colouring competition that took place in one of our earliest magazine issues? Click here to read our exclusive interview with Abloh from 2020, in which he discussed everything from his history with SF to creating 'The Ten' and more.