Nike and Stüssy are working on two stunning Air Force 1 Mid sneakers
Nike’s Air Force 1 turns 40 next year and looks great for its age. The Swoosh celebrates one of its most iconic silhouettes with the help of one of its long-time collaborators: StÃ¼ssy. Teased earlier this month in a black-and-white style, new official images show the duo’s AF1 getting a gray treatment as well.
The nearly 22-year partnership between Nike and StÃ¼ssy has given birth to some of the most sought-after shoe brands and models, from the Air Huarache LE in 2000 – and 2021 – at the Air Force 1 “Fossil” and air Zoom Spiridon Cage 2 in 2020. StÃ¼ssy is known for his minimalist yet timeless design direction, making Nike sneakers such a beautiful canvas.
A touch of grayâ The latest AF1 looks like its âpandaâ partner but replaces the white with a clean shade of gray on the toes and quarters. Nike forgoes its traditional branding on Velcro straps and tabs to make way for the embroidered and written name of StÃ¼ssy, respectively. An interlocking SS logo perforates the toes for branded West Coast branding, complemented by metallic badges on the heels. As for the base, the shoe sits on a traditional white midsole and black outsole.
Nike and StÃ¼ssy celebrate in more ways than one all black iteration was also revealed a few weeks ago. In this version, the dark upper and outsole is interrupted by white Air cushioning for a similar but updated version of the ’07 AN20.
With the new gray coming into play, StÃ¼ssy stays true to the brand with tasteful palettes and details, choosing to let Bruce Kilgore’s original design do the talking. For a little something special, Nike and StÃ¼ssy wrap the pair in special tissue paper, presented in a festive red and beige shoebox.
The Air Force 1 from Nike and StÃ¼ssy still does not have a release date. It’s safe to assume a decline early in the year, but with these two, we know nothing is black or white. There is clearly a gray area, and all of these upcoming AF1s are a prime example.
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