ARTICLE BY Minh Vuong, Amber De Luca-Tao
Nike Air Force 1 Athletic Club DH7435-001
Nike Air Force 1 Athletic Club DH7435-001
Nike Air Force 1 Athletic Club DH7435-001
Nike Air Force 1 Athletic Club DH7435-001

The Nike Air Force 1 ‘Athletic Club’ is Tracksuit-Friendly
Release: 14 April 2022

Style Code: DH7435-001

Colourway: Athletic Club

News on this release was first published on January 12, 2022.

Update April 14, 2022: The Nike Air Force 1 'Athletic Club' is now up and running over on the Nike web store, with pairs priced at $130. They are selling fast so it's recommended to get in soon to avoid disappointment.

Nike’s new ‘Athletic Club’ collection is a celebration of the brand’s rich sporting origins and ongoing commitment to performance. One model that features in this pack is the Air Force 1, a venerable Swoosh classic, which was also responsible for great on-court achievements back in the 1980s. Today, the model tends to be courtside rather than on the hardwood, so this relaxed take is perfect for some tracksuit or varsity jacket action.

This suggestion is made particularly strongly considering the light grey covering the uppers. Instead of its usual leather, this edition opts for softer suede. Paired to this is grey marle fabric lining, reminiscent of the immensely popular and comfortable Nike Tech Fleece that adorned sneakers and countless tracksuits. A contrasting white leather Swoosh is met by blue accents and a slightly aged rubber midsole.

Nike Air Force 1 Athletic Club DH7435-001

Looking to the rear of this edition also suggests the varsity connection. A contrasting blue chenille heel strip is a subtle nod to varsity jacket letters, and the thickly embroidered ‘AF-1’ lettering on the heel tab makes it even clearer. In fact, even the aforementioned marle fabric is often used on these sorts of jackets.

Get ready to join the Nike ‘Athletic Club’ later this year.

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