For our latest concept, we chose to focus on creating a classic-looking Air Force 1, that still took the model in a new direction by utilizing pink detailing on the upper. Moreover, we hoped to create an amazing summer sneaker in the process. So, if that interests you, check out our concept above and read more about its creation process below.
Our concept comes in a white leather base, with pink nubuck overlays on the mudguard, the panel on the ankle, and around the eyestays. The tongue also comes in pink, with the laces dressed in white. Whilst the heel tab also comes in white, the tongue tag is covered in black, to match the shoe’s black swoosh on the sides of the shoe, and the Nike branded black deubré at the base of the laces. The upper is then paired with a black midsole and a contrasting white outsole.
Over the last few years, we have seen the emergence of the Air Jordan 1 Low and Mid editions, which had previously been neglected for the high-cut version of the shoe, but whose accessible nature and plethora of color options have made them equally as successful. What struck us was how many stunning colorways have been pumped out, that would look equally good on a more classic silhouette, like the Air Jordan 1 High but also the Air force 1, which shares a very similar upper. Therefore, for our latest concept, we have dressed our shoes in a pink and white colorway, reminiscent of a Chicago-style color blocking, but with a more eccentric, and less sports-themed look.
We also believe our creation has some serious potential as a summer shoe, mixing bright pink hues with clean white leather that reminds us of great weather and sitting outside in the sun. This uses the Air Force 1 to its strengths, as particularly the all-white Air Force 1 has been not only one of the best-selling shoes of the last few decades but also as a shoe that has become synonymous with the summertime. Particularly bright colored shoes like this though are also privier to stains from poor weather, hence why some black detailing on the shoe, especially on the midsole where visible scuffs are most often present, helps keep the shoe looking more pristine, as well as adding an element of contrast.