It's hard to fathom that Bruce Kilgore knew what he had stumbled on when he designed the original Air Force 1. The Air Force 1 was the first of Nike's basketball shoes to use their air sole technology and has become one of the most iconic silhouettes of all time. The Air Force 1 has probably seen more colorways and remix renditions than any other shoe in history. Most designs pay homage to such a sneaker legend, that is until the Jaquemus Air Force 1 stepped on the scene.
The French luxury label has been working on an Air Force 1 collaboration behind the scenes, and it probably should've stayed there. New images of the shoe are a betrayal of the name and shouldn't be allowed to use the Air Force 1 name. The Nike Footscape style weaving from the upper to the midsole is similar to what we see on the upcoming Union Los Angeles x Air Jordan 1 High collaboration but takes the weave a step further. The weave goes from the upper, over the midsole (the Air Force 1s most recognizable attribute), and runs onto the outsole. The primary paneling on the upper is the lone feature related to an Air Force 1, as the original shape has been stripped away.
There haven't been any release details about the Jacquemus Air Force 1 yet, but it costs $150. When their time comes, the shoes will release on the Nike SNKRS App and at select retailers worldwide. Stay tuned for more updates, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for all the latest on sneakers, streetwear, and collectibles.