Just when you thought the Nike Air Force 1 had done it all, the classic receives another twist. After originating as a basketball sneaker and transitioning to a lifestyle icon, the silhouette is now remixed into a slick skateboard-ready kick. The Nike Air Force 1 Autoclave iD imports a traditional skate sole onto the timeless upper and offers up a wide array of options for individuality on the ramps. The lower and slimmer profile brings brand-new customization features, from solid denim or canvas composition, to IKAT or dynamic Zag graphics. Dress the unique mashup in different textures and put your personal touch on this remade AF1 today at NIKEiD.
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Sankofa means that in order to move into the future, you must learn from your past. The city of Shanghai, China has both historical roots and a modern future, both of which are celebrated in the Fragment Design x Nike Air & Lunar Force 1 pack. As a part of the special edition Shanghai footwear collection, the Nike Air Force 1 and Lunar Force 1 combine to represent both the old and the new. These low-top AF1s consist of black and off-white color blocking with mock-croc uppers. To add detailing, a small fragment design branding is present on the heel panel. Both of the pack’s elements are the exact same design, other than the alternative midsoles.
Rasheed Wallace is now patrolling the sidelines for the Detroit Pistons, but if he had dodged injury last season he would probably be getting ready to play this season for the New York Knicks. If ‘Sheed was on the roster, he would have probably laced up the new Nike Air Force 1 High CMFT Sheed “Roscoe”. Titled after his longtime nickname “Roscoe”, this AF1 CMFT features drop-in Lunarlon insoles for improved comfort. Dressed in Knicks-matching bright orange and royal blue, the personalized classic features designs on the upper and Wallace’s famous fadeaway silhouette on the heel.
Playing in Air Force 1s his entire career, it’s a shame that Rasheed Wallace was forced to retire the year that Nike finally updated the performance technology in their iconic sneaker. Just because the “Ball Don’t Lie” enthusiast won’t be hooping in these this season doesn’t mean you can’t. Go get a pair of these Knickerbocker Forces today at Titolo, and keep Nice Kicks streaming for everything sneakers.
Rasheed Wallace is probably more known for hooping in Air Force 1s than the OG, Moses Malone. Sheed has rocked AF1 high tops over the course of his entire NBA career, and has received countless player exclusives every season. The ‘Ball don’t lie’ broadcaster has now hung up his AF1s for dress shoes, as he officially joined Maurice Cheeks and the Detroit Pistons as an assistant coach. Wallace played with the New York Knicks last season before having his year cut short by injury, but has still been blessed with the NYC-themed Nike Air Force 1 Hi CMFT PRM QS “Roscoe”. The set includes a royal blue pair and an orange makeup, both featuring Sheed’s fadeaway silhouette on the upper. The Tar Heel’s signature is printed on the heel, and the traditional AF1 Hi straps are tagged with one of Rasheed’s many nicknames, “Roscoe.”
Following the recent trend that was started by Christian Louboutin, Nike’s most iconic sneaker is getting the metal treatment on the Nike Air Force 1 Downtown Hi Spike. A black on black high-top AF1 is given a patent leather swoosh and ankle strap, with silver spikes on the toe box and heel. The prickly detailing has spread across the fashion globe, appearing on everything from shirts and pants to purses and hats; but the original idea came from what Louboutin was known for… shoes.