In addition to allowing some of the brand’s highest-profile collaborators to use it as a medium through which to get their message across, the Nike Air Force 1 Low has been making statements on its own. The latest?: “be kind.”
Constructed from tumbled and smooth leather, as well as suede, the pair’s upper deviates from Bruce Kilgore’s design from 1982. Panels along with the tongue, at the quarter, and around the heel indulge in a “segmented” layout that highlights both the Air Force 1‘s mix of materials and disparate color-blocking. “Football Grey,” “Aura” and “Ocean Cube” hues divvy up the sneaker’s upper, while the sole unit underfoot is free of any of these drab tones. Kilgore’s made-for-basketball bottom-half, however, opts for an off-white makeup that allows for the aforementioned color palette to revel in the spotlight. Lastly, “be kind” messaging appears on the heel as a separate tab.
No official Nike.com launch details have been confirmed by the brand, but that’s likely to change as summer gets going. In the meantime, enjoy images of the pair ahead.