The Nike Air Force 1 Low has played a significant role in the brand’s rise to sportswear stardom over the last few decades. As Bruce Kilgore’s original design celebrates its 40th anniversary, the low-top variant – which debuted a year later in 1983 – adds to an already diverse lineup of styles.
The shoe is sporty and features dual stacked profile swooshes.
A pair recently surfaced with up-cycled materials and nods to the sneaker’s debut year, unofficially dubbed the “82” theme. An off-white, “Sail”-inspired colorway dominates the upper, which features dual stacked profile swooshes; a “Rust” colorway animates the bottom logo and adds suede to the mix. Other than that, the Air Force 1 sports unconventional branding, most likely inspired by the “82” theme – which is referenced via the tongue label – and the sneaker’s Next Nature design ethos (Next Nature is a series of products that uses at least 20 percent recycled materials). Down below, the oft-copied sole unit keeps things simple, though the made-for-basketball tread appears to be made of cork, which adds to the pair’s eco-consciousness.
The classic, cool look of the Nike Air Force 1 Low “82” Style means that it will always be in demand. It’s no surprise that famous people like Pharrell Williams, Russell Westbrook, Drake, Jay-Z, and others like this model.