With the return of 1997’s Nike Air Force 1 Mid QS Jewel “Independence Day” comes a slew of new colorways to join this all-time classic on the store shelves. While these new concoctions aren’t tied to a release from decades-plus prior, Nike has ensured a delivery of some great color-blocking and materials to give the Mid-top AF1 some solid vibes. This upcoming release sees a mossy green overlay on the deliciously tumbled leather, appearing on the toe mudguard , heel, and ankle strap. White comprises the remainder of the upper build for that attractive contrast, while a blazing orange appears in the dimensionally jeweled Swoosh logo on the medial and lateral as well as on the mini check on the pull-down tab at the ankle. AF1 fans will be happy with the belt-buckle style lace dubrae, while the logo treatment on the tongue label color-matches that metallic look. Perhaps the most compelling detail is on the inner side of the tongue, where two humanoid Swoosh logos are clearly chatting with one another. One of the two opines with “Inside out or outside in, as long as you’re right within”, perhaps reminding us that Mids deserve love too. A release date hasn’t been confirmed yet, but expect an arrival during the Spring/Summer 2022 season.