A Darker ‘Charcoal’ Colorway- The Air Force 1 Low Dark Charcoal

Not to be mistaken for the Air Force 1 Low Light Charcoal, concept artists release yet another iteration of the supremely popular Nike Air Force 1 Low in a mix of very dark grey and black shades. Few colorways can grab the attention of fans while also being so stealthy and bold and we believe that this particular one is a definite winner! Presenting, the Nike Air Force 1 Low Dark Charcoal that takes after a few past colorways but does it better than anything we have ever seen before! 

Designed by Bruce Kilgore, these kicks were so special at the time that they turned Nike’s architect, Tinker. Hatfield, into one of the best sneaker designers of all time. A Modern-day legend! Hatfield witnessed an early prototype of the shoe and was hooked immediately. He was mesmerized by the sheer engineering that went into making such a perfect shoe and adopted the profession for himself as a result, later on making the Air Max and most Air Jordans after the third model. The Air Force 1 still sees multiple new colorways every month, most of which continue to sell out while also inspiring concept art such as this Air Force 1 Low Dark Charcoal. 

Coming to the design, with this Air Force 1 Low, things take a darker turn, literally, with the upper indulging in dark grey and black hits exclusively. A leather construction covers the sneakers with black toes, side panels with small perforations, dark grey leather heel overlays and matching toe boxes that are also heavily perforated. Eye stays are all black leather, something we have seldom seen before and in this case, works out perfectly to match the black leather side Swooshes. 

The eye stays are passed through by traditional black laces that blend right in and envelop the shoe’s grey throats, the hues of which barely permeates through. The laces also feature a lower lace ornament that’s supposed to feature “AF1” branding, however, is barely visible due to a lack of contrast. Grey leather tongues feature black tags and text that’s also not visible due to the aforementioned reason. Black sock liners and interiors complement the rest of the design, likely leading down to grey inserts with matching grey branding. Grey midsoles and titular grey outsoles finish off the design. If you’re interested in copping a similar pair, check out the Air Force 1 Low Carbon Fiber or the AF1 Low Light Charcoal on the secondary market! For similar content, stay tuned for more!