THE NIKE AIR FORCE 1 CELEBRATES BASKETBALL WITH USA COLORS

Nike and the NBA have a long history of collaborating on various projects. Last year, for example, the two collaborated to celebrate the NBA’s Diamond Anniversary, releasing a slew of themed Blazers, Dunks, and other apparel. While it isn’t part of the official relationship, this future Air Force 1 appears to originate from a similar place, since it uses the same colors as the American flag and the NBA logo to pay homage to basketball.

The white base and red checks make this pair stand out

The colorway begins with a white base, making it perfect for the Fourth of July. The red checks and branding are then layered on top, right adjacent to equally rare blue hits. These two colors, however less common, make up the pair’s most notable feature: the embroidered emblem on the heel, which combines the Swoosh with a basketball.

Conclusion

The Air Force 1 is one of Nike’s most famous shoes, and it has changed over the past 36 years to fit the times. Each redesign gave the sneaker a new look and took away parts that weren’t needed to make a sleeker silhouette with an urban edge. This new version is a continuation of that tradition, as it also celebrates basketball.