Subdued Yet Sporty-The Air Force 1 Low Black Voltage

Matte black colorways return in a color blocking that’s extremely reminiscent of the concept we covered just a few weeks prior, the Air Force 1 Midnight Sunflower. Although there are minor deviations, the overall look is still different if you’re into a more subdued look in exchange for vibrancy. Presenting, the new Air Force 1 Low Black Voltage, that features a matte black upper with Voltage Yellow hits that pop vividly against the shoe’s dark background. Interestingly, it also features similar hues to the Air Max 90 Grey Voltage concept that was just released but something tells me that fans will enjoy this iteration even more. 

The Air Force 1 Low is perhaps the most popular and the most successful sneaker in Nike’s portfolio, bringing in revenue of over $2 billion ever since its conception in 1984. This popularity has never really wavered even when more popular sneakers such as the Air Jordan 1 and the Nike Dunks entered the spotlight. Over the years, the AF1 has amassed legions of fans, one of the most die-hard perhaps being DJ Clark Kent, a man that probably possesses one of the largest collections on earth. With over 6000 different Air Force 1s, the DJ Kent has reportedly spent around $500,000 on his collection. With such die-hard fans around, it’s understandable to see the plethora of new concepts that keep showing up such as this Air Force 1 Low Black Voltage.

Uppers feature a blacked-out design, appearing on the leather mudguards, the perforated toe boxes, and the side panels. The eye stays also features a matte black finish that distinguishes itself from the jet-black laces enveloping the relatively lighter throats of the shoes. On the bottom laces, black AF1 heel ornaments are barely visible and blend right in. Tongues wear black hues with vibrant Voltage Yellow tongue tags and black “Air Force 1” and “Nike Air” branding. The Midnight Sunflower had yellow toe boxes, laces, interiors, and midsoles while the Dark Voltage concept features a more subdued look with fewer yellow hits.

Interiors of the Black Voltage AF1 don black hues while sides feature vibrant titular yellow hits that compliment the tongue tags. Jet black midsoles with embossed “Air” branding and Voltage Yellow outsoles finish off the design. This concept features almost an identical color blocking to 2019’s Air Force 1 Low Black Yellow Orange. The major difference being the shade that’s applied on the Swooshes and outsoles. For more concept art, stay tuned!