The Air Force 1 low returns yet again and this time features a playful new colorway, the likes of which we’ve seen a myriad of times with previous Nike concepts. Earlier, for example, we saw the Air Force 1 Low Tropical Teal which featured a close to identical colorway but with pastel hits and white contrasting parts that we believe don’t have the same effect as this updated version. Presenting, the Nike Air Force 1 Low French Macaron, a sneaker that dons vibrant teal hues contrasted by bold black hits.
The Air Force 1 was designed by a true genius and a testament to this statement is the fact the Bruce Kilgore designed the AF1 and the Nike Sock Racer at the same time. The two sneakers, apart from the Swoosh, are extremely different and prove Kilgore’s versatility and creativity. However, even Kilgore wasn’t aware of the masterpiece he had created at the time as it was supposed to be discontinued soon after it was released but the Air Force 1 persisted and after being discontinued in 1984, re-released in 1986 due to popular demand. The silhouette just wouldn’t go away so easily and remains a best seller to this day. Concept artists are also fond of this silhouette which is why we’re seeing so many like this Air Force 1 Low French Macron.
It appears that the moniker is inspired by an internationally adored treat that features a similar teal hue. This concept features a seemingly teal leather upper throughout the design, applied generously to the scuff guards, the perforated toe boxes, side panels, and the heel overlays. A stark contrast is provided by the jet-black eye stays and the throats that lead up to black tongues with embossed “Nike” and “Air Force 1” branding. This design choice is reminiscent of the Air Force 1 Low Crane and the all-popular Para-Noise 2.0 and in our opinion, works here perfectly. Continuing onto the design, black sock liners and interiors blend right in with the upper portion of the concept. Meanwhile, black leather Swooshes on the sides complement the tongues and throats.
Jet black midsoles that likely feature an embossed “Air” logo that’s barely visible, and vibrant teal outsoles finish off the design. The difference between this concept and the Tropical Teal is mostly the use of white which is swapped out with a jet-black shade and in our opinion offers a much more pleasing aesthetic. For more concepts such as this, stay tuned!