In celebration of AF1s 30th Anniversary… Nike + MEDICOM collectibles releasing today!
via Nike Inc
Scroll down…crazy shoes right? Who would wear such wacky sneakers, I would never buy/wear such things! But what if I told you these shoes were designed by kids and proceeds were going to charity? Now scroll down again…not so bad, eh? Originally started in 2004, the Doernbecher Freestyle was started by Michael Doherty, Nike’s Creative Director of Global Brand Presentations, and designer Marcus Tayui (of Co.Jp, OG Nike SB, and QS/Tier1 fame) to raise funds for the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Marcus envisioned using the assistance of patients in the hospital to aide in the design process. 2012 marks the 9th edition of the Freestyle, with over 4 million dollars benefiting the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. A release date has been set for 11/30/12!
More info HERE
If you’re obsessed with limited edition products as much as I am, you already know the concept of NIKEiD is pretty much as limited as it gets. Pick any shoe, choose your own color and fabric combinations, then run off and floss your 1 of 1 sneaker creation. Yes Nike has blessed us with this pretty amazing creative opportunity, yet sometimes they still maintain control and say things like, “no you can’t have a gray cement swoosh,” or “sorry that overlay can’t be done in nubuck.” Sigh.
Well it’s time to breathe a sigh of relief because for the month of November only, NIKEiD is featuring the AF1 high and low with a glow in the dark option that can be applied to ANY OR ALL parts of the shoe!
Now you can stand out from the crowd in daylight or darkness.
I know you’re thinking you need II purrs, who wears AF1s anymore, and they’re weak (last weak). But the AF1 is an iconic shoe that’s been a staple for many, many years. Before your Jordans, SBs, Air Max’s, Vans, Ronnie Fieg Asics, or Supras, there was the AF1. When they initially dropped, it was one of the most, if not the most technically advanced basketball shoe. Being a fan of the co.jp’s, Eurocans, 90s LEs, and various AF1s over the years, my biggest gripe has always been the uncomfortableness of the XXX year old technology. Fast forward to the XXX anniversary, the white on white, aka the blanco y blanco gets a tech upgrade. Hyperfuse upper with the Lunarlon sole (same Lunarlon foam tech found in Kostons, Lunarglides, Roshes, etc). Decrease in weight…check! Comfier sole…check! Slated to release 12.12.12, copped?
Pics from MN