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Nike AF1-Type: A Timeless Silhouette with a Twist

A Timeless Silhouette Offered In Two New Exciting Colourways

Returning with a fresh instalment of their newly launched N.354 seriesNike unveils the AF1-Type in “Black / Pink Tint” and “Summit White” colourway.

AF1-Type Black

Originally launched in 1982, the iconic Air Force silhouette was the first basketball shoe that featured a pocket filled with air in the heal for extra cushioning; ensuring support, comfort and a strong foundation. Now, Nike dives deep into the Department of Nike’s Archives to reimagine the pre-production prototype that is the AF1-Type and yields exciting results.

“Black / Anthracite / Zinnia / Pink Tint”

Stripped down but highly detailed, the Air Force 1 Type boasts a handmade aesthetic. Showcasing the brand’s dedication to timeless silhouettes and pushing the boundaries on footwear design. The most recent colourway that Nike has to offer is “Black / Pink Tint”. A unique colour scheme that flaunts detailing that symbolises the past, present and future.

AF1-Type Black Anthracite

AF1-Type Black Anthracite Zinnia

AF1-Type Black Anthracite Zinnia Pink

The pair features several unique elements. A key modification is the Velcro strap closure system that sits across its heel. A transparent skin-like material on the inner of the shoe showcases the closure system and adjustable coral pink details. Handwritten Nike Swoosh resting on the rear tab, seam tape and exposed stitches create a handcrafted effect and gesture a first-draft of a potential future product. Pencilled “n.354” sits proudly to the outer panel, influenced by American long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine’s fastest mile.

A padded stretch tongue gives a retro feel. Round indented segments and perforated pattern add further detailing whilst offering additional ventilation. A double-in-size toe cap, with geometric, crocodile-skin-like patterning, inspired by the technical manuals found inside shoeboxes from the ‘70s and ‘80s. A nostalgic piece of detailing that also presents a futuristic vibe.

“Summit White / Red Orbit / White / Black”

AF1-Type Summit White

The second colourway is “Summit White”. A crisp, clean colour scheme that is equally as iconic as “Black / Pink Tint”. Faux hand drew “n. 354” is dressed in black and sits beneath bright coral tape detailing. A contrasting padded stretch tongue adds an extra pop of colour to the AF1-Type model, boasting cobalt blue. Although minimally branded, the design offers a modern take on a pre-production prototype.

AF1-Type Summit White Red

AF1-Type Summit White Red White Black

AF1-Type White

Known for their comfort and practicality, Nike doesn’t cut corners when it comes to the quality of the AF1-Type. A partial breathable inner sleeve offers a sock-like feel, allowing comfort and ventilation all day long. Flywire cables and adjustable heel strap not only provides a unique closure system but additional support around your midfoot also. The AF1-Type is built with cupsole construction; delivering a harder feeling whilst offering more foot and ankle support. The Nike air unit provides lightweight cushioning and comfort, just like it did back in 1982.

The Air Force body has been a huge success since the ‘80s. The silhouette is now considered a global street culture standard. Frequently being re-envisioned by major fashion houses and Nike designers, there are hundreds of AF1 designs and collaborations available on the market today.

Nike AF1-Type Black

The Air Force 1 Type in “Black / Pink Tint” and “Summit White” is coming soon both online and in-store at Aphrodite.

The Iconic Nike Air Force 1 Utility is Back With A Bang

Arguably one of the most iconic pieces of footwear Nike have produced, the Air Force 1 has become a firm favourite in the wardrobes of many since its inception in the 80’s. The combination of style and function means the Air Force 1 survives year after year, while the original white-on-white design is the perfect blank canvas for the numerous recreations the shoe has seen over the years.

The latest reinvention of the Air Force 1 would be that of the Utility pack. Deconstruction sits at the forefront of this trainer’s design aesthetic; a squeaky clean canvas is decorated only with contrasting yet understated Nike branding. An exposed label tag can be found layered under the soft leather Swoosh (perhaps as a subtle nod to their upcoming collaborative partner Off Whites’ take on the shoe), while a double branded heel-pull and tongue label are home to an inconspicuous splash of colour.  All of this sits upon a textured leather upper, with a full length foam midsole that has cushioned our feet for decades.

The Nike Air Force 1 Utility is available on 1.11.2018 for £79. You can shop the two available colourways in-store and online here.

Nike Air Force 1 LV8 | Black/White ‘Statement Game’ | Available Now

One of Nike‘s all-time classic sneaker styles — for some, the greatest sneaker ever made — the Air Force 1 basketball shoe returns here in its low-top form, as part of a commemorative NBA collection. Featuring premium tumbled leather throughout the uppers, this rendition changes up the classic formula in some subtle ways, with oversized Swoosh detailing (borrowed from the Blazer) to the sidewalls, embroidered ‘AF-1’ branding to the tongue and heel, and laces adorned with repeating Nike logos providing the boldest twist on this legendary silhouette.

Elsewhere the story remains the same as always, with the perforated toebox, chunky sole unit with encapsulated Air cushioning and Pivot Point outsole all intact, with a small woven NBA logo tab to the heel finishing the look off nicely. All in all this is a fantastic take on the icon, perfect for collectors and newcomers alike.

The Nike Air Force 1 LV8 Black/White ‘Statement Game’ is available from Aphrodite Clothing now.

 

Nike Air Force 1 '07

Nike Air Force 1 ’07 Restock | Online Now

Nike Air Force 1  ’07 Sneakers

After huge demand last season, we are pleased to announce we have had a restock of the Nike Air Force 1 ’07 in black and white.

The modern interpretation of the iconic AF1, the Air Force 1 ’07 features a low cut silhouette with an overall cleaner, more streamlined profile for a current urban sneaker. Constructed from a premium quality leather upper which boast strategically placed overlays for added durability and aesthetic appeal, while the classic perforation holes can mainly be seen to the toe area and 2 purposefully placed to the side panels for enhanced ventilation for extra comfort. Other features of these classic trainers include the metal “AF1” tag to the tonal laces, honoring the shoes history.  Moving down the shoe, the foam midsole includes the Nike Air Unit for lightweight cushioning and impact protection, while pivot points can be seen to the sole, for an overall smooth transition in all directions.

Nike Air Force Trainers

Nike Air Force Sneakers

Both colours of the Nike Air Force 1 ’07 are available in-store and online now from Aphrodite, priced at £74.00.

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Style:  Air Force 1 ’07  315122-111 (White)  315222- 001 (Black)
Price: £74.00
Available: Now

White Trainer Battle – Take 2

Nike Air Force 1 0’7

Another trainer that pulls no punches when it comes to the battle for the white trainer is Nike’s Air Force 1’07.

A new take on the iconic Air Force 1, the Air Force 1 ’07 blends classic style with fresh details for a streamlined cleaner silhouette. Staying true to its roots, the AF1’07 features its soft springy cushioning and the chunky mid-sole mixed with the cleaner lines for a modern take on a true classic. Constructed from a premium quality 100% leather upper with strategically placed overlays for added durability, fit and support with a durable foam mid-sole including a full air sole for a lightweight, impact protected inner. All the original branding can be seen including the brands iconic Nike swoosh to the side panels, ‘AF-1’ lace lock, branding to the tongue and heel with tonal laces to finish of the minimalist design perfectly. Other feature include pivot points in the forefoot and heel for smooth transitions in all directions, non-marking rubber outsole for traction and durability finished with padding at collar for a snug, comfortable fit.

Named after Air Force One -the aircraft that carries the U.S. President, the original silhouette was first released in 1982 and is often refereed to as the greatest sneaker of all time.It was the first basketball sneaker to house the brands Air Technology, which revolutionised the game for players. From the courts to the streets, the Air Force 1 gained popularity around the world and to this day remains one of the most popular and recognisable styles.

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Published by Sarah Kearney, Online Editor at Aphrodite Clothing