Back on her model behavior, Rihanna rocked the Riccardo Tisci x Nike Air Force 1 while sitting in the front row at the recent Givenchy show. Styled like a modern day Aaliyah, the white trainers stood out among her otherwise all-black getup, with gold gracing the Swoosh and navy residing on the tongue.
Nike Air Force 1
Seemingly paying homage to two of the most timeless Uptowns, the Nike Air Force 1 turns up in a dual-tone White/Black colorway. Keeping it classic with a smooth leather upper, white serves as a base, spilling onto the tongue and laces. As a secondary hue providing needed contrast, black chimes in on the tongue and heel tabs, as well as the Swooshes and thick Air unit-embedded sole. You can score this Air Force 1 now by hitting up Shop Nice Kicks where they available for $90.
Seemingly a product of Jackson Pollock, the Nike Air Force 1 is used as a canvas of “Pink Splatter” on the soon-to-be-released colorway. Served up on a platter of nubuck and synthetic leather, black and vivid pink trade off panels up top, with a black midsole grounding the kick, underlined by a pink outsole. With a release date of Saturday, February 8, check out the detailed shot of this Air Force 1 and add it to your calendar as they’ll be available at retailers, including Shop Nice Kicks, for $100.
The Foamposite Pros are getting most of the attention, but let’s not forget about their counterpart. The Nike Air Force 1 “Spider-Man” sees the same styling, set to the timeless silo as opposed to the futuristic Foamposite. Tri-tone color blocking sees blue, black and red shades wear well on a smooth upper. Blue trims the Swoosh on this installment, with black basing the tongue and toe box, while red resides on the outsole. Check out photos of the Nike Air Force 1 “Spider-Man” in the gallery above and pick up a pair tomorrow from shopnicekicks.com.
The 2014 Lunar New Year is commemorated with the Nike WMNS Air Force 1 Hi “Year of the Horse.” On the hi-top take of the classic hoops kick, a wealth of premium materials are brought to the table. Roughed up leather takes up the majority of the upper’s real estate, fronted by a touch of metallic gold on the toe and coinciding with hits of the same persuasion throughout. Arctic green makes its presence known on the leather lining of the sneaker, with an additional showing on the translucent outsole. Peep the details in the shots below and hit up Caliroots to scoop this “Year of the Horse” Air Force 1 for €169 (~$230).
Nike continues their tradition of producing special edition models that each honor the Chinese Lunar New Year with the Nike “Year of the Horse” Collection. According to the famed calendar, the horse is the representative of 2014, and now the animal of the hour inspires four different Quickstriking Swoosh silhouettes. Drawing inspiration from the strength and symbolism from the horse, this year’s run includes an Air Flightposite Exposed, Air Force 1 Comfort, Lunar Force 1, and Kobe 9 Lifestyle rendition. Each element is dressed with wolf grey, black, anthracite and green mist, all tying together yet standing alone. Get any of the four models when they release tomorrow, January 31st, at select NSW retailers for $110-$220. Tell us what you think of the collection in the feedback box, and find the individual specs below.
Following up the Nike Basketball “All-Star” Collection, the Nike Sportswear “Crescent City” Collection offers off-court kicks to celebrate the lively city that is New Orleans. The Nike Air Force 1 CMFT leads things off, using a gumbo recipe of standout Sportswear styling. Foamposite and cork materials keep it hearty, while elephant, gator, pony hair and safari print provide the spice. A crawfish colorway colorway cascades the Nike Air Up ‘14, set off by a crustacean red upper accented by boiled and steamed styling. Lastly, the Nike Flystepper 2k13 goes gator, adding an animal aesthetic to the Zoom 2k3 inspired silo. Look for the entire Nike Sportswear “Crescent City” Collection to release at select Nike Sportswear accounts on February 13th.