The Air Force 1 returns this month in a unique colorway that’s reminiscent of various past releases that dropped in celebration of the forthcoming spooky season. Nike is well embedded into cultures and events around the world and frequently celebrates them through apparel and sneakers. A lot of the time, those sneakers are Air Max 90s, Nike Dunks, and of course their go-to flagship, the Air Force 1. Sneaker concept artists also usually get into the seasonal/holiday spirit and usually do the same. Their latest concept, the Air Force 1 Low Jack-o’-Lantern looks eerily reminiscent of the Halloween-themed colorways Nike releases close to this time every year.
It’s unusual that the Air Force 1 Low wasn’t the first Air Force 1 model as it was released after the arguably less popular Air Force 1 High. This is why the Air Force 1 High remains to be the purest out of all the models, even though the Lows are widely considered as aesthetically superior. Whether the Lows or Highs, however, people loved them from the very beginning. It is widely known that when Nike gave out the Air Force 1s to be wear-tested, most testers did not want to return them. DJ Clark Kent, for example, probably already has his tested pair that he’s likely never worn and keeps as a souvenir.
Considering how special they are, it comes as no surprise that Nike and concept artists spam us with new colorways every month. This latest Air Force 1 Low Jack-o’-Lantern features a matte black base, a possible nod at the dark nights of Fall when kids and teens go Trick-or-treating. This shade appears on the toes, the side panels, and the heels. Perforated toe boxes feature a contrasting zesty hue that’s reminiscent of the various Jack-o’-Lanterns we see during Halloween. This color tone continues onto the lower and side eye stays that are passed through by traditional orange laces. These laces cover the black throats and lead up to a pair of black tongues with titular tongue tags and “Air Force 1” branding.
Sock liners and interiors also don a matching orange hue while heel tabs seemingly feature black leather that’s probably contrasted by orange “Nike” embroidery. Side Swooshes also feature a blazing orange leather material that complements the orange hits across the design. Blazing orange midsoles and rugged outsoles finish off the look. Interested in a similar colorway? Check out the Air Force 1 Low Orange Skeleton, although we believe they’re not nearly as fire as this concept. For more concept art, stay tuned!