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The Nike Air Force 1 Craft Elevates Classic White-On-Whites

Nike Air Force 1 Craft CU4865-100
Nike Air Force 1 Craft CU4865-100
Nike Air Force 1 Craft CU4865-100

Trying to improve something that’s practically perfect is always an ambitious undertaking. In this case, it’s the Nike Air Force 1 in classic white-on-white – how can that be made even better? It’s also foolhardy attempting to wax lyrical about the Uptowns; that’s what Nelly’s ‘Air Force Ones’ is for. However, Nike can explain how they’ve made their iconic sneaker even better.

A recent addition to the line-up, the Air Force 1 Craft sees important amendments made to the almost-40-year-old model. The little differences make a massive impact, such as panel shapes and proportions. Note the gentler transition from heel to toe height, and the Swoosh placement versus a regular pair of Forces. These changes are likely easily missed because of the all-white rendition here, but the primo material upgrade in pliable leather and crocskin-textured accents are more obvious. The blank heel tab with branded flap addition is also a conspicuous revision. Elsewhere, Nike leave the perfect elements alone: rubber Air-equipped midsole, metal lace dubrae, and woven tongue labels – just as designer Bruce Kilgore intended.

The Nike Air Force 1 Craft typically doesn’t have a hard launch date, so it might be sliding onto local boutique shelves and online retailers in coming weeks.

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