Since its infancy in the early ’80s, Nike’s Air Force 1 has long had a love affair with New York City. Aside from affectionately deeming the Bruce Kilgore design “Uptowns,” the city styled the shoe better than any other. Enamored with its simplistic style and once its blacktop prowess, Nike gives back to the city that recognized its worth long before others with a bring back fueled by the city’s deserving heroes.
With a canvas that tracks back to the earliest releases of the Jewel Swoosh AF1, the Nike Air Force 1 “New York’s Finest” Pack honors the New York City Fire Department (although that particular moniker is often used to reference the NYPD). Sharing duel inspiration derived from shades that mimic those of the New York Knicks, the pack highlights all three traditional variations of the Air Force 1 in an Obsidian upper matched with gleaming orange accents. The shoes are punctuated by “New York’s Bravest” scripted across the insole in further ode to FNDY.
Expect the Air Force 1 collection on February 9 at Nike SNKRS.
Nike Air Force 1 “New York’s Finest” Pack
Release Date: February 9, 2019