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.
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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.
There is always room for improvement. Introducing the new and updated representative of the Air Force 1 legacy, the Nike Air Force 1 Hi CMFT. After tweaking the external appearance of the 1982-introduced Force Ones by swapping air for Lunar midsoles, Nike has now completely revamped the timeless design. Created around three core design principles – lightweight, breathability and comfort – the sneaker that changed the game is externally consistent, but internally remodeled. Set in (what other than) the notorious white-on-white colorway, the Nike Air Force 1 Hi CMFT features drop-in Lunarlon foam insoles for maximum lightweight and flexible cushioning.
July 20, 2013
Crocodile-embossed leather and premium suede are the two newest materials available for Nike iD customization on the Nike Air Force 1. When the Air Force 1 was created, it was the first basketball shoe to house Nike Air. Now the AF1 has transitioned into a lifestyle model, available in colors and materials that Charles Barkley and Moses Malone only could have dreamed about. These Forces are live now in both men’s and women’s sizes, where you can mix and match crocodile and premium suede materials in an array of colors.