Back in 1982, the birth of the Nike Air Force 1 changed the game forever. Granted, it was the arrival of a Nike Air unit embedded in the sole that shocked athletes, but the shoes’ clean and confident upper made a statement with a contrasting leather-mesh combination. The timeless silhouette and premium upper construction continued to march through the decades with confidence. Despite its multiple layers of support, the Air Force 1’s upper had great breathability, which became a defining design mandate of the 1980s.
That decade introduced a slew of bright, young Nike designers including Tinker Hatfield, who pushed the upper’s aesthetic potential to new levels.
The original version of classic sneakers are popular for a reason. And the latest edition of the iconic 1982 high-top silhouette returns for Summer 2015 in the OG colorway.
The Nike Air Force 1 High QS OG has a premium white leather upper, canvas ankle straps, silver Swoosh, and a light grey outsole. Block letter “NIKE AIR” branding is stamped on the heels for a timeless touch, with a slightly off-white midsole and ankle strap for a vintage vibe.
Look out for a worldwide release at premium sneaker stores starting with June 13. This drop warrants extra attention!