The Next Nike Air Force 1 React Pairs “Black” With Vibrant Neons

Despite a near-palpable eagerness among fans for the return of some of the Nike Air Force 1‘s original styles, the model’s 40th anniversary will also focus on presenting Bruce Kilgore’s iconic design in entirely new ways. One such update that’s garnered notable attention has been the brand’s use of Nike React foam on the 1982 design.

Previously seen in plain white and off-white ensembles, the Air Force 1 React has recently surfaced in a predominantly “Black” colorway. While some spectators may welcome the upcoming release with a laugh, quoting the common joke that “Black”-colored AF-1s are usually a tell-tale sign of mischief, the Swoosh complements the dark style with vibrant “Pink Prime” and “Team Orange” tones. From the lateral side, these two colors steal the spotlight given that the React foam underfoot is clouded by a smokey enclosure, but a look at the medial side reveals its bold aqua color tint without interference. Additional logos, pull tabs at the heel and a use of semi-transparent panels further differentiate the pair from Kilgore’s original Air Force 1 Low. Underfoot, the tried-and-proven tread also gets an update, revealing some of the brightly-colored foam showcased at the heel.

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