Bruce Kilgore changed the sneaker industry in 1982 by designing the Nike Air Force 1 High. Although the shoe brought the latest and great technology from the Swoosh to the hardwood, it also helped cultivate a collector’s culture that endures today.
Recently, the 40-year-old design appeared in a drab olive colorway as part of Nike Sportswear’s “Hoops Pack.” Akin to a previously-seen Air Force 1 Low, the tall model dons an orange-animated “HOOPS” patch in the lateral heel, as well as an image of a dog’s bite on the sock-liners. Profile swooshes and logos on the upper heel deviate from their dark green surroundings in pitch-“Black,” though the nearby ankle strap helps promote the military garb-appropriate hue that much more. Underfoot, midsoles keep things simple in “White,” while the celebrated tread underfoot reverts to the titular olive tone.
Enjoy official images of the high-top silhouette ahead, and anticipate a Nike.com launch before summer ends.