These Mismatched Nike Air Force 1s Borrow OG Air Jordan 1 Colours
The Nike Air Force 1 and Air Jordan 1 are two titans of early-1980s basketball design, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise their legacies have crossed over in the years since their respective debuts. There are no prizes for guessing which colourways this upcoming AF-1 borrows from.
Interestingly, Nike have opted for a mismatched pair of Black/Royal and Black/Red AJ1 colourways on the right and left feet, respectively. The leather uppers use the tumbled variety for a point of differentiation, which is highlighted with the contrast colour toe box. This accent is matched on the heel tab, while the Swooshes are nylon with embroidered edges. Underneath, mesh is inserted at the midfoot panel and tongue for breathability. Underfoot, crisp white Air midsoles are finished with solid colour outsoles and matching branding. While the colourway is very much lifted from the AJ1, Nike take a moment to remind everybody this is indeed an Air Force 1 with the large ’82 embroidered on lateral heel counter.
Unfortunately, the biggest AF-1 and Jordan fans will struggle to fit these as they will be a GS-sized release. Meaning they will only run up to a 7Y – so pint-sized sneakerheads will have a field day when these drop.