Many sneakerheads will probably agree that the Air Force 1 is among some of Nike’s most rugged and toughest footwear models. Nike had likely constructed the silhouette to be long lasting. This year, Nike apparently decided that it was time for the Air Force 1 to be overhauled and taken to a whole new level, so they introduced the Special Field AF1 near the end of September. This sneakerboot was also seen in Shanghai during the Yo’Hood show, displayed at the Nike SNKRS Out The Box exhibit. It seems that Nike will be dropping another iteration of the Special Field Air Force 1 in early 2017.
The Special Field variation can also be regarded as Nike’s homage to the Air Force 1. In November, prior to its debut, Nike had even released an ad on YouTube to introduce and promote the Special Field AF1. To captivate the attention of the audiences, the ad also featured five of Nike’s most renowned athletes. Through this model, Nike merged together high fashion luxury and technical performance. Its uppers were made up of a combination of ballistic ripstop nylon and full-grain leather, while it was equipped with adjustable ankle straps too.
The Nike Special Field AF1 had proven to be an instant hit when it made its retail debut on November 5th. The Special Field variation actually resembles the regular Air Force 1 silhouette to quite an extent, with the exception of its higher cut and the fact that its ankle straps feature some branding. Winter is officially underway and Christmas is almost here, which makes Special Field Air Force 1 quite ideal for the current season. Nike has apparently even whipped up brand new colorways of the model, such as the “Black/Gum” one seen here, which appears to have paired all-Black canvas uppers with Gum outsoles. “Goddess of Victory” can also be spotted printed over the ankle straps.
The last Special Field AF1 colorway to be available was the “Triple White” one that actually hit the shelves this very month on December 8th and retailed at a price of $165. As for these brand new Special Field Air Force 1 colorways that Nike has crafted, these will apparently arrive at retailers in early 2017.