The Air Force 1 is back for another blazing new concept that is bright, vibrant, and reminds us of a few past releases that we hope to see released again by Nike. This new concept is also highly reminiscent of another past concept that was dubbed the Air Force 1 Low Gym. That concept wore identical hues but this new iteration takes things to a whole new level. Presenting, the Air Force 1 Low Magma Red.
The Air Force 1 Low’s design will likely be embedded and enshrined in sneaker culture for decades to come. It’s one of those few anomalies that were expected to be discontinued for a time (1984), returned, and never seemed to go out of fashion ever since. Instead of slumping, the AF1 is still among Nike’s best-sellers with some colorways that continue to sell out instantly. Going back, however, its design was inspired by a hiking boot known as the Approach hiker. The usual straight cut across the top was changed to a slanted cut which improved the basketball sneaker’s performance by offering the same support with enhanced flexibility. Decades passed but the Air Force 1 is still used for basketball, street fashion, and frequently for concept art today.
The Air Force 1 Low Magma Red features a vibrant upper that’s synonymous with the luminosity of magma along with black hits reminiscent of the solid pieces of rocks amidst the molten materials. Black leather seemingly covers a large portion of the sneakers, appearing on the toes, side panels, and heel tabs. Although not visible from this angle, we would have liked to see red “Nike” embroidery on the heel tabs as well. Bright red perforated toe boxes provide contrast amidst the darkness that surrounds them. Black leather eye stays are passed through by traditional black laces that cover the throats completely. This leads up to a pair of black tongues with vibrant red tags that feature black “Nike Air” and “Air Force 1” text.
Black interiors blend in with the surroundings while bright red Swooshes complement the similarly hued heel overlays. Entirely red midsoles with embossed “Air” branding and matching Magma Red outsoles finish off the design. This sneaker is likely a concept artist’s take on the famed Air Force 1 Low Bred from 2019. The only major differences are the black midsoles and black toe boxes on 2019’s colorway. For more concept art such as this, stick around!