Model: Air Force 1 Foamposite
Colourway: Metallic Silver “Pewter”
Available: Late 2012
The Air Force 1 silhouette isn’t really my cup of tea, usually. Just like the Air Max 90, I associate the AF1 with the less desirable sort. Furthermore, the “Nike Air” bubble in the heel has never been something that has appealed to me, it makes them look like they’re kiddie shoes if you ask me.
I tend to go for a traditional look with my trainers; suede, mesh and a classic rubber sole. These AF1’s are a stark contrast, with a space age look about them, achieved by creating a hybrid with the hugely successful Nike Foamposite.
The Foamposite upper just looks awesome, it’s the kind of material you just want to touch, very “Back to the Future”. The outside ‘swoosh’ on each foot is a contrasting black colour, with the inside matching the rest of the silver upper. A translucent sole shows the air unit, and it is finished with blue accents in the tongue, heel and footbed branding. Nubuck material for the vamp completes the shoe, leaving a loooooooooovely finished product.
Unfortunately, the highly desirable materials make this shoe a very pricey one. I’ve only found them available in limited sizes at Marquee Sole, at around $330-340 dollars. None the less, they are fresh. Why can’t I be rich! 😥