It's been 35 years since the Air Force 1 first hit stores and, to this day, the classic Uptown still rules the Nike roost. To commemorate this impressive 'jade' anniversary, the Swoosh are releasing a duo of crispy 'Nai Ke' AF-1s adorned with highlights representative of the ornamental stone.
Both male and female make-ups have been created, each utilising a different iteration of the AF-1. The men's release utilises the Air Force 1 Ultra Low silhoutte, which preserves the OG AF-1 upper structure, but embraces a cored-out Ultra sole unit. The women's version utilises the Upstep variation, which features an higher midsole for an elevated look. Both shoes feature crisp white leather uppers with matching midsole and laces. The design is punctuated with restrained 'Jade' and gold accents, in line with Chinese tradition.
The Nike Air Force 1 2017 'Jade' Nai Ke Collection is slated for release in mid-January, exclusively through Chinese Swoosh stockists. A global release is anticipated to follow at a later date.