The Nike Air Force 1 Low has been integral to the brand’s rise to sportswear stardom over the past few decades. As Bruce Kilgore’s original design celebrates its 40th anniversary, the low-top variant – which debuted a year later in 1983 – continues to expand an already extensive list of styles.
Unofficially dubbed the “82” theme, a pair recently surfaced featuring recycled materials and a nod to the sneaker’s inaugural year. An off-white hue reminiscent of “Sail” takes up much of the upper, which features dual stacked profile swooshes; a “Rust” hue animates the lower logo and introduces suede into the mix. Elsewhere, the Air Force 1 bears non-standard branding, likely inspired by the “82” theme – which is referenced via the tongue label – and the sneaker’s Next Nature design philosophy (Next Nature is a series of products that use at least 20% recycled materials). Down below, the oft-imitated sole keeps things relatively simple, although the basketball-designed tread apparently has a cork construction which further contributes to the pair’s eco-consciousness.
No company Nike.com Release details have been confirmed by the brand, but that is expected to change as the summer progresses. In the meantime, enjoy official images of the shoes ahead.
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Nike Air Force 1 Low “82”
Release date: 2022
Style code: DX6065-101