Over the past few years, Nike has paid tribute to the LA Lakers by putting the team’s colors on some of their best-selling shoes. And after the “Lakers Alternate” Air Jordan 1 Lows and Mids came out, the “Swoosh” is now putting a new “Lakers Alternate” colorway on the “Air Force 1.”
This version is bold in black and purple with gold embellishments
Purple and gold, two colors that have come to be associated with the Lakers, are used for the whole building. First of all, the Swoosh and the branding on the sockliner, tongue, and heel are all in the same gold color. A second one goes all the way around the back of the white midsole, which has black stitching and a bright purple outsole. This one matches some of the details above, like the heel tab, lining, and tongue label, while the rest of the shoe is almost entirely made of black tumbled leather.
Now that the Nike Air Force 1 Low “Lakers Alternate” is out, it looks like the wait was well worth it. This simple sneaker has a strong color scheme and cool details that pay homage to the Lakers in both style and history.