Every once in a while, artists come up with a colorway that we believe is vastly superior to anything that Nike has tried to do in recent memory. This latest iteration of the Air Force 1 Low features a royal purple upper and although we don’t believe it’s perfect, we do think that this is what the Air Force 1 Low Eddie Cruz should have been! Presenting, the richly hued Air Force 1 low Pink Violet, a colorway that’s reminiscent of the Pink Royalty of old that frequently adopted rich purple hues for interiors as well as for their clothing.
The Air Force 1 low was worked on by various individuals including architects and engineers. However, a few other special individuals played a minor role as well. Bruce Kilgore, the main designer, also worked with Nike’s first-ever employee, Jeff Johnson. Even after Nike transformed from being ‘Blue Ribbon Sports’ to the Swoosh that we know and love today, various workers stuck around and continued to add a touch from the original days of Nike. Perhaps the accumulation of such minor details is why the silhouette remains a top-seller and a popular choice for concept artists.
The latest design, the Air Force 1 Low French Violet features a dark, yet rich purple hue all over the upper with a few contrasting ‘Shocking Pink ’ hits. French Violet appears on the toes as well as the side panels, the heel overlays, and most likely also on the rears. The perforated toe boxes also indulge in the same royal hue, bordered by plain leather eye stays that are passed through by traditional French Violet laces. These laces almost completely cover the throats that more than likely feature a matching purple hue and blend right in. The lower laces, on the other hand, wear a small lace Deubré in an identical color tone that’s supposed to feature “AF1” text which is not visible in this case.
Going up, we get our very first contrasting element on the tongues, particularly on the tongue tags. A Shocking Pink hue provides a stark contrast and is detailed by “Air Force 1” and “Nike Air” branding. Interiors continue to indulge in a French Violet hue, as do the heel tabs. We don’t have an angle of the rear, but we believe that shocking Pink “Nike” embroidery would be a fitting addition. Contrasting side Swooshes that complement the tongues, French Violet midsoles, and matching outsole finish off this concept’s design. For more concept art such as this, stay tuned!