The Air Force 1 is still the most experimented on sneaker when it comes to real-world customization as well as digital concept art. The paneling on them allows for a range of options which can really contribute to making exciting new designs. This time, concept artists treat us to yet another special colorway that may be more polarizing than others. Presenting, the Nike Air Force 1 Low Dark Mauve which takes after the regular Mauve colorway but adds more contrast by darkening up the overlays.
Named after the president’s airplane, the Nike Air Force 1 Low started off Nike’s basketball era as it became the first-ever purely basketball shoe to be manufactured and released to the public by Nike. They were so popular that fans practically forced the Swoosh to return them after they were discontinued after 1982. Today, these sneakers are so popular that they generate $800 million in sales every year for Nike! Making them one of Nike’s best-selling shoes of all time and with a total revenue figure in the billions. It’s no wonder that they have inspired so many artists to use the silhouette as their canvas, leading to art such as this Air Force 1 Low Dark Mauve.
Coming to the design, these kicks feature an intriguing white and maroon or “Dark Mauve” hue on the overlays. Clean white leather appears on the toes, perforated toe boxes, and on the slightly perforated side panels and heel overlays. Above the toe boxes are maroon eye stays with matching traditional laces and throats that lead up to a pair of matching tongues with white tags, detailed by black “Nike Air” branding. Sock liners and interiors also don a maroon hue which likely is also featured on the inserts with additional “Nike Air” branding in black text. Although the rears aren’t visible either, you can barely make out the crisp white heel tabs that likely feature embroidered maroon “Nike” branding. The midsoles are also a deep maroon hue with embossed “Air” branding representing the technology that encapsulates the soles. Finally, maroon outsoles finish off the design. If interested, there is a similar colorway out there known as the Air Force 1 Low White Mauve that rocks very similar color tones, however, the mauve is way duller in comparison. You can buy them on the secondary market today for a resale price of around $100. For content such as this, stay tuned!