Spotted: Friends And Family Nike Air Force 1 for Scarr’s Pizza
Sometimes, icons simply have to be celebrated. Two important symbols of New York – pizza and Nike Air Force 1s – have become one on a very special project. Connoisseur DJ Clark Kent and the team at Scarr’s Pizza have designed an extremely limited AF-1, based on the colours of the popular pizza shop.
Starting with a white leather base, the asymmetric coloured Swooshes utilise the orange and navy of Scarr’s shopfront sign. 3M-Reflective backs these Swooshes for extra detail. The tongue labels have been removed and instead display 22 Orchard St: the location of Scarr’s Pizza. A detail not often seen on new AF-1s is the embroidered Swoosh on the shoe’s throat, and it makes a welcome appearance here. The details continue on the excellent gum rubber outsole featuring coloured heel and ball pods. The midsole AIR logo is also dressed in Scarr’s colours, an area of the AF-1 that is rarely touched. Completing the package is Scarr’s Pizza embroidery on the heel counter, as well as additional callouts on the ankle lining and insole.
Wow, what a well-thought-out sneaker. It’s unlikely these will ever see a retail release and, according to Phil Chang, only around 40 pairs were made and given to friends and family of Scarr’s.
Could this be shoe of the year? And one of the rarest Air Force 1s ever?