The Nike Air Force 1 is one of the most famous sneaker designs in history. The Nike Air Force 1 has become important in a lot of famous’ and athletes’ collections of footwear. There were multiple amazing collaborations during its long existence.
Whether you’re a long-time Nike Air Force 1 fan or are just beginning to get into the timeless silhouette there’s a variety of joint releases that each fan of sneakers should look into. Below, we’ve rounded up five of our favorite.
1. Off White x Nike Air Force 1 “University Gold”
The Nike Air Force 1 is one of the most well-known sneakers on the market. These sneakers come in many different colorways making them an ideal choice for those who love sneakers.
The Nike x Off-White AF1 “University Gold” is a very popular collab that quickly sold out at the time of its release. This University Gold colorway is paired with black and silver deconstructed Swooshes.
The color scheme was developed in conjunction along with Virgil Abloh to coincide with the ICA Boston’s upcoming exhibit “Figures of Speech”. It incorporates key features from the two brands, and was created to mark the opening of the show in 2021.
2. KAWS and Nike Air Force 1 “XX”
This Brooklyn-based artist KAWS is not new to Nike. He collaborated with the Swoosh back in 2008, as part of the 1World Project, where 18 designers were given the task of creating their own interpretation to an Air Force 1, or Air Force 1.
The KAWS Collaboration with Nike Air Force 1 ‘XX release was made in smooth black nubuck, featuring yellow highlights in neon. It’s among the most recognizable AF1 collaborations. Featuring the famous KAWS “XX” logo at the rear of the toe as well as a tongue tag, these sneakers are often sought-after by fans for their resales value.
Sacai is busy releasing three new Nike Blazer Lows over the last year, each sporting distinctive designs. Sacai has teamed up with CLOT and UNDERCOVER to create new versions and designs for LDWaffle. Jean Paul Gaultier has been selected to design a high-top Vaporwaffle. Now they’ve teamed up with KAWS to create an edgy Blazer Low, in sultry red and blue.
3. Travis Scott x Nike Air Force 1 “Cactus Jack”
The Travis Scott Travis Scott x Nike Air Force 1 “Cactus Jack” is an intentionally rough-and-tumble recreation of the iconic silhouette. It brings to mind the Nike Bespoke Design Lab formerly located in the center of Manhattan with its sewn together, diy-inspired design.
The AF1 low-top has been adorned with a canvas-themed patchwork that is shades of black, brown and lilac. Dark navy is also available. The sides of the shoe, there are brown canvas Swooshes along with camo Swooshes.
It is atop of the classic AF1 midsole as well as a gum rubber outsole. The shoes come with an easily removable shroud to cover the laces. You could swap to give more streamlined appearance.
4. Cactus Plant Flea Market and Nike Air Force 1 White Light Bone
The all-white classic colorway that is the Nike Air Force 1 is one of the staples in the world of sneakers. However, this collaboration release by Cactus Plant Flea Market elevates the design to a whole higher level.
This pair is made from black leather, with the words “SUNSHINE” which is embroidered across its uppers. This shoe is also equipped with a tonal 3M Swoosh and colourful insoles with thermal properties.
If you’re looking for an all-white pair of sneakers, look no further than this CPFM x Nike Air Force 1. The sneakers offer the perfect blend of comfort and style. They’re a must-have in every sneaker collection.
5. Virgil Abloh x Nike Air Force 1,
First time in history, Louis Vuitton is dropping a collection featuring Virgil Abloh-designed Nike Air Force 1 sneakers. Nine different styles will be on sale, including a model in Damier and one in silver metallic canvas.
Abloh’s flair for bright color is also on full display in the three monochrome LV releases. One is a white tone. Monogram-embossed calf leather base with contrasts of Monogram-embossing suede, in red, green or blue.
The influence of Abloh on the worlds of luxurious streetwear and fashion is evident. His Off-White brand brought two distinct worlds together and demonstrated the possibility of living in harmony with one another And he was one of the very first designers to make a connection between luxurious sportswear and fashion.