Posts Tagged ‘Force’

Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Wonder Bread” by Kal Seth

The white bread brand is more than just a loaf. A staple of bodegas and supermarkets known for its memorable polka-dot packaging is now the inspiration behind a one of a kind custom Bespoke Nike Air Force 1.

Created by the one and only Kal Seth, the “Wonder Bread” Air Force 1 encompasses all the aspects that make the brand worth every grain. From its nutritional facts to its price tag, the custom pair is definitely an eye-catching pair.

Take a look at the pair below, and be sure to follow the artist behind the custom pair here.


Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Wonder Bread”

Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Wonder Bread”

Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Wonder Bread”

Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Wonder Bread”

Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Wonder Bread”

Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Wonder Bread”

Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Wonder Bread”

Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Wonder Bread”

Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Wonder Bread”

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Nike SB Air Force 2 Low Returns with “Escape” Vibes

When Supreme dropped a collection of Air Force 2 Lows we should’ve been smart enough to know there was more from that silo on the way.

While 2 Pac vs. Biggie pairs may feel like a slight reach, this “Escape” referencing release gets it right. Donning the same shades from the famous pack as seen on the Air Force III, this Nike SB Air Force 2 Low release is both unexpected and awesome.


Nike Air Force 3 Hi “Escape” 2005 (photo via Flight Club)

Hearty hues of brown balance out a white upper and black branding, with the best surprise coming in the SB tagging that warrants Zoom Air cushioning. Yes, please.

Pairs are available now for a reasonable $ 95 at Renarts.

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Nike Air Metal Force // Throwback Thursday

More Air. More Attitude.

Welcome to this newest edition of Nice Kicks’ Throwback Thursday. Today’s post is inspired by the NCAA basketball tournament and another underrated Nike basketball sneaker from the classic 90s era which made an appearance both on the NBA hardwood and the NCAA tournament: the 1997 Nike Air Metal Force.

Weighing 18.2 ounces offered at an original retail price of $ 130, the Air Metal Force was made to withstand the punishment in the paint, not inflict pain or punishment on your wallet. Successor to the Air Adjust Force and Air Modify Force, the Air Metal Force stayed true to its Air Max and Force basketball heritage.

An aggressive-looking model, the Air Metal Force provided a secure, tight, lock-down fit around the heel and ankle tighter than a vault door at Fort Knox. Featuring a dual-pressure visible Max2 heel and encapsulated forefoot air sole units, a thick, full-grain leather upper, Phylon midsole, and removable FitWrap technology, the Metal Force offered maximum protection, comfort, and durability.

Worn by NBA players Patrick Ewing, Charles Oakley, and Arvydas Sabonis, as well as college players Vince Carter during his playing days at UNC and Raef LaFrentz at Kansas, the Air Metal Force released in both TB (mid) and high versions to meet individual player and team needs, the latter version which featured custom player sample tagging.

Along with the help of marketing firm Wieden and Kennedy, and creative designer Kevin Drew Davis, Nike launched an aggressive and successful ad campaign called Product Assault where select models including the Air Metal Force were depicted along with a URL on print ads which were then mailed to customers for an interactive experience with the product. Each product used in the ad campaign had a crazy domain name and referenced the sponsoring athlete’s unique ability. One ad featured the Metal Force Mid in the black/white-metallic silver colorway along with a tribute to Alonzo Mourning.

The ad campaign was truly innovative and revolutionary as it redefined and changed consumerism from a passive to active interaction. Now, over 20 years after its original release, this late 90s silhouette has remained locked within the Nike archives, likely never to see a retro release as most basketball sneakers today have shifted to lighter materials and construction, and employ lower-profile Zoom Air cushioning.

So, be like VC, Ewing, Oakley, Raef, and Sabonis aka The Original Unicorn, and lace up your pair of the Air Metal Force.

Try not to let Zo bang on you.

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LeBron Rocks Nike Air Force 1 “More Than An Athlete” Makers Custom Before All-Star Game

Still incensed by the comments Fox News’ Laura Ingraham made about him, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James sent a direct shot to her choice words with his choice of footwear before the 2018 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday.

Wanting to let Ingraham and his other critics know that he won’t “shut up and dribble,” James wore a custom pair of Nike Air Force 1 that had “More Than An Athlete” written one one side, deriving from the 90/10 custom creations from Nike’s Makers of the Game space in LA.

Peep photo of James’ custom AF1 below.

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Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 “MoMA” // Release Date

After teasing the collaboration several months back, we have official word that this Air Force 1 with Virgil Abloh is a collaboration to celebrate the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The MoMA establishment has certainly paid tribute to the progression of fashion over the years, which makes makes the storytelling behind this release only that much more organic.

This edition features a black leather upper with a silver overlay on the Nike Swoosh, which also features a pronounced stitching on the outline. Additionally, this version also features the phrase 1Thology: The Air Force 1 as a nod to the heritage of basketball and its effects on society. Lastly, this offering comes complete with a co-branded Nike Elite sock with each purchase.

It is reported that the Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 “MoMA” releases tomorrow at the MoMa.

Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 “MoMA”A

Release Date: January 27, 2018

Virgil Abloh x Nike Air Force 1 MoMA
Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 “MoMA”
Virgil Abloh x Nike Air Force 1 MoMA
Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 “MoMA”

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Nike Air Force 1 Low “Red Paisley” // First Look

Nike is getting more experimental with the Nike Air Force 1 Low as the classic Bruce Kilgore design looks towards spring. After its “Equality” BHM release earlier today, this upcoming colorway sees its sartorial enhancement not at the heel but on the iconic Swoosh.

Similar to the aforementioned “Equality” pair done in all-black leather, contrast red Swoosh branding marks the paneling of this upcoming release. However, the shoe takes on even greater expression as a paisley print flows throughout the red Swoosh joining the tongue and heel branding.

No release details are currently available for this Nike Air Force 1 Low “Red Paisley” colorway. Keep it locked to Nice Kicks for more.

Nike Air Force 1 Low "Red Paisley"
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Red Paisley”
Nike Air Force 1 Low "Red Paisley"
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Red Paisley”
Nike Air Force 1 Low "Red Paisley"
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Red Paisley”
Nike Air Force 1 Low "Red Paisley"
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Red Paisley”
Nike Air Force 1 Low "Red Paisley"
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Red Paisley”

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Nike Air Force 1 Low “Tan” // First Look

Nike Air Force 1 releases will not slow in 2018. Now a year removed from its 35th anniversary, the time defiant style persists in a run that has seen the shoe return to prominence. Colorways like this tan pair are a large reason why.

Although the “Linen” is the more preferred iteration of any tan AF1, this one is a strong ringer with tonal Swoosh branding as opposed to pink. Moreover, the branding is textured and slightly enlarged with gives the model a bit more profile in its stance.

Grab a first look at this new Nike Air Force 1 Low “Tan” and stay tuned for more details.

Nike Air Force 1 Low "Tan"
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Tan”
Nike Air Force 1 Low "Tan"
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Tan”

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French Montana Receives Custom Air Force 1s in Australia

The Air Force 1 has been revered as one of the best in the game for its minimalistic style, comfort and its attractiveness. In celebration of its anniversary, we’ve seen the AF1 in full force (pun intended) throughout the culture. From old models being brought back from the Nike vault, to newer members of the Force Family, the Force has been strong in 2017.

Customizer Bespoke IND went in for his newest pair of customs for the one and only French Montana and his brother. To commemorate French and his Ciroc bottle selling out almost immediately, Bespoke IND gifted the rapper with a luxurious Air Force 1 “French Vanilla” custom. If you’re familiar with Bespoke’s work, you know he array of high end materials that go into each pair making them one of a kind every time.

By combining vintage Japanese Kimono and Obi silks, Moroccan Djellaba fabrics and leathers and suedes to really top it off, these customs go above and beyond the norm. For French’s pair, to really give that Ciroc “French Vanilla” vibe, the tongues and heel tabs were hand wrapped silk domes to reflect that classic Ciroc emblem.

Take a look at these one of a kind AF1s below and be sure to follow that artists behind these masterpieces here. Are you feeling these? Would you like to see Nike do something similar to this? Let us know in the comments below.


Air Force 1 “French Vanilla”

Air Force 1 “French Vanilla”

Air Force 1 “French Vanilla”

Air Force 1 “French Vanilla”

Air Force 1 “French Vanilla”

Air Force 1 “French Vanilla”

Air Force 1 “French Vanilla”

Air Force 1 “French Vanilla”

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John Elliott x Nike Air Force 1 Low “Friends and Family” to Debut at ComplexCon

Not that long ago, John Elliott was writing letters to Nike in hopes of one day designing sneakers for the brand. Fast forward to years later and Nike is asking him to do just that. Following the success of his Nike Vandal collaboration, Nike asked John to produce an Air Force 1 in honor of the shoe’s 35th anniversary. The offer, though, came with a stipulation.

John was tasked to re-imagine the shoe using its traditional white-on-white canvas. No other color was allowed. Thus, his approach to the shoe was by aesthetically altering its dimensions. He smartly reduced layers in an effort to evoke shadow, doubling up the overlays and cutting the Swoosh out of the foxing and replacing it with pebbled leather underneath. Other subtle details like the reduced eyelets and double layered tongue add depth and presence to the classic design.

This John Elliott x Nike Air Force 1 Low will be available only to friends and family at ComplexCon this weekend.

FINALLY…Beyond excited to share these!!! About a year ago, we had the opportunity to work on the 35th anniversary project for what is in my opinion the most iconic shoe ever, the @nike Air Force 1. There was one stipulation: it had to be all white. When tasked with working on such a culturally significant silhouette under the restriction of keeping it in an all white palette, I wanted to make sure that we included our DNA in the silhouette and tried to craft details that could potentially create color. To me the only way to do that was by adding and reducing layers to create shadows. Since this shoe is so rare lets run through some of what makes it special: Each overlay is doubled up to add dimension. We die-cut the swoosh out of the foxing and quarter and put pebbled leather underneath to create the appearance of it going inward and to create shadows. We took this layering theme and applied it to the smallest details – everything from a layered deubré, double lace keepers, layered aglets, and a double (layered) tongue. We then reduced small details like eyelets and vents down to a bead size. The finished product is something that I am excited to own and share with friends and family members this weekend at ComplexCon. [email protected]

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Nike Air Force Max “Light Carbon” // Preview

Don C released his widely celebrated Jordan Brand shorts last week to a crowd of welcoming ’90s hoops purists and modern fans alike. The Michigan Wolverines design was the most sought after largely thanks to the nostalgia of the Fab Five. Chris Webber and company often times wore the classic “M” logo shorts alongside Charles Barkley’s Nike Air Force Max. Pairs of the retro basketball shoe are set to release soon.

Fans of the elder style can expect this “Light Carbon” edition to release soon. And although they’re not an OG pair even traditional fans of the shoe won’t be mad at this subtle rendering. Hopefully it’s the start of more leaks of the Air Force Max before official releases.

Nike Air Force Max "Light Carbon"
Nike Air Force Max “Light Carbon”

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