Originally released in 2006, the uber-limited PlayStation x Nike Air Force 1s could be making an unexpected comeback. Rumours of a return emerged earlier this year following the release of Paul George’s PlayStation PG2s, but Nike has added fuel to the fire by featuring the coveted colab on its SNKRS Inside the Vault section.
A 'Friends and Family' release, the colab was given to Sony employees, sweepstakes winners and Kobe Bryant, who featured on the cover of NBA 07: The Life Vol 2 PS3 game. Only 150 pairs were released in the 2006 run, with 50 revamped pairs released in 2009.
Featuring black patent leather detailing, a blue gradient on the heel harks back PlayStation’s startup menu. There’s a classic PlayStation logo patch on the lateral side of the heel, with eye-catching purple laces (a preproduction model featured red laces) and blue outsole rounding things out. The 50-pair second drop featured a full patent-leather upper.
A potential style code has also surfaced, coinciding with the Inside the Vault legacy feature. Whether the new code belongs to the the 2018 PlayStation x Nike Air Force 1 remains to be seen. We’re sure there’s more to come — we’ll be sure keep you posted!