It comes as no surprise that more Air Force 1 Lows are showing up in Matte Black finishes as we’ve seen this growing trend throughout the year. Surprisingly, most of them work really well and go with almost any color. It’s honestly a surprise that Nike hasn’t implemented these enough times, especially since similar colorways are so popular within the sneaker concept world. Similar to the previous concepts like the Air Jordan 1 Mid Midnight Arctic and the Air Force 1 Low Midnight Sunflower, this concept rocks very similar a color blocking. Presenting, the Nike Air Force 1 Low Black Neon.
This silhouette carries with it a rich history of modifications and design changes throughout its early stage. Interestingly, the early prototypes of the sneaker included a metal shank plate under the Air Bags which was later removed, later only to be implemented on the Air Jordan 6. The midsole of the sneaker was made higher than most Nike sneakers and was inspired by the Cathedral of Notre Dame. This was done so that the midsole had a larger point of contact against the floor. The design itself was so inspirational that it influenced the legendary Tinker Hatfield to take up sneaker designs, alongside the thousands of concept artists that continue to push out new content every week!
This time, concept artists reveal the all-new Nike Air Force 1 Low Black Neon. A colorway that although wears similar hues to previous concepts, sets itself apart with its bright neon green overlays, reminiscent of bright nights in Tokyo or Downtown LA. Uppers on this model don matte black finishes, appearing on the perforated toe boxes, side panels, scuff guards, and heel overlays. The eye stays features similar black leather that is passed through by traditional black laces which envelope the matching throats. Leading up, we find a pair of black tongues with titular Neon green tongue tags with “Nike” and “Air Force 1” branding, a compliment to the matching side Swooshes.
We have to say, although the color tones used are simple, we’ve never really seen anything like them in actuality. The sneaker that may come close might be 2021’s Nike Air Force 1 Low All-Star, however, even that may be a stretch. Continuing on to the concept, jet black midsoles with barely visible embossed “Air” text and neon green outsoles finish off the design. For concept art and more, stick around!