When it comes to the Air Force 1, Nike has decked the shoe out in wide variety of looks. Whether graphic or multicolored, sneakerheads have been on the receiving end of quite a few different variations. Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, the folks over at the Swoosh have once again created a brand new take on the timeless silhouette. Featuring leisure-like uppers, sitting atop vulcanized soles, these two new colorways cast off a definite lifestlye vibe that hasn’t been seen on this particular model. Continue reading after the jump to check out a detailed look at both upcoming drops and feel free to drop us a line in the comments section below.
Nike Air Force 1 AC PRM QS
Nike Air Force 1 AC PRM QS
Available right now courtesy of Sneaker Bistro is this University Red/Black Nike Air Force 1 High. Dressed in a Bulls-inspired palette, the vibrant red takes hold of most of the classic silhouette. Pair that with black accents and a crisp white midsole, and you have a bold offering that adds yet another impressive drop to its already stellar catalog. Continue reading after the jump to check out some detailed shots and be sure to head over to Sneaker Bistro to cop.
With the Undefeated x Nike Lunar Force 1 pack set to launch, we caught up with Eddie Cruz to talk about the upcoming shoes and collaborating with Nike. Having already worked on several stellar collaborations with Nike, the collaboration business is nothing new for Cruz but with age comes experience, and Cruz has been able to leverage that experience to create what may be Undefeated’s best Nike collaboration yet. Check out what Cruz had to say below and be on the lookout for the Lunar Force 1 pack at Undefeated and select retailers.
Starting from the Bring Back Pack
You spoke about the Undefeated x Nike “Bring Back 2003″ pack in Taipei. Is this an ongoing project from the Bring Back pack?
The Bring Back Pack was based on the originals we did in 2002 and 2003, which were not available to the public — they were for promotional use only. This new project is different – it’s a celebration of something we did, but with modern elements added to it. In this case, instead of an Air Force 1, we worked with a Lunar Force 1 and added a Hyperdunk tongue for comfort.
What sort of design approach did you take for this pack?
Well, we felt the best approach was to design a conceptual shoe that tells a story and exudes the brand. At Undefeated, all things sport and military inspire us, so we wanted to make something hard yet super comfortable. That’s what people want — it’s what we want!
Classic Sneakers and Nike Collaborations
“These are probably the best executed collaboration we have ever done with Nike – the technology is getting next level.”
Eddie Cruz talks about the Undefeated x Nike Lunar Force 1 pack
With technological developments always coming to the forefront, what does that mean for classics like the Air Force 1? Can they live on forever?
100 percent. Its the best design in the history of sneakers. Clean, simple and wearable. The Nike Lunar Force 1s have all the fresh elements of the classic Air Force 1, but with a much lighter feel. The Lunar Force 1 did not compromise the integrity of the original Air Force 1 at all. It gave Air Force 1 loyalists and new heads on the scene a cool option.
What is it about Lunar that you love/appreciate?
The sole is ridiculously light and it’s nice to know I can walk around LA and feel no pain. Not like anyone walks in LA – but if I did!
How do these rank with your previous efforts with Nike?
James Bond and I have been doing this for a long time. He would agree that these are probably the best executed collaboration we have ever done with Nike – the technology is getting next level. Experience matters.
Now as far as with your collaborations, anything that sticks out as your personal favorite?
I really loved the Bring Back Pack Hyperdunk because it was the first time we ever had the opportunity to work on something other than a classic. It was more challenging. Which was fun for us.
Have you taken a different approach to designing and collaborations having had so much experience under your belt?
Yes. ( :
Undefeated Going Forwards
“Our customer likes alternatives and
that’s what we try to
bring to them.”
Eddie Cruz explains the goal behind Undefeated Technical Gear
Do you think that the average consumer is looking for something different now than say when you first started Undefeated?
I look at Undefeated itemized sneaker sales every single day of my life. If I had to guess, I would say its about even. It’s a much better situation nowadays, because there’s a history. The classics are never going to go away and with Nike in particular, they are the only shoe company that can turn something new into an immediate classic. That’s what they do. Period.
With Undefeated Technical Goods having been introduced in 2013, is there anything you can share with us on the performance and training theme of Undefeated?
We try to make Technical Gear that can perform with the best of them, but with our customer in mind. Our customer likes alternatives and that’s what we try to bring to them.
What’s the next move for Undefeated?
Look out for our new centrally located Undefeated shop this coming Fall 2014. It’s exciting but heartbreaking for us — we’ve been at the original location since 2002, but we’ve outgrown the space. It’s just right across the street. A much larger spot.
For those who may have forgotten, the Nike Air Force Max CB 2 Hyperfuse “Cool Grey/White-Black-Vivid Pink” has finally arrived!
A new release that may have gone under the radar for some people, this Nike Air Max CB 2 is nothing more than a compilation of previous Charles Barkley models all in one. Furthermore, these kicks gets treated to cool grey and black Hyperfuse uppers with complimentary hints of white and vivid pink that line the branding and outsole respectively.
Priced at 0, grab your pair today from your local Nike Basketball retailer.
Having joined forces time and time again to produce innovative releases since 2002, Undefeated and Nike have linked up once again to offer this Lunar Force 1 Pack for 2014.
Consisting of both a high and low silhouette, the low is crafted out of a dark jacquard synthetic upper while the high adopts a hairy red suede upper with a red jacquard ankle strap and heel patch. Despite the large visual difference, the two share a connection via a white speckled Air outsole and an embossed “AF-1″ lace ornament.
This two-color release continues the precedent set forth by the two brands with their 2012 Bring Back Pack. Look for the Nike x Undefeated Lunar Force 1 2014 Pack when it drops globally on February 28.
After months of waiting, the Nike Air Force 1 Low “Black Denim” is finally set to release. Sporting a mix of Black Denim with Brown contrasting stitching, White leather is also added to the upper. Finishing the look is Gold eyelets with buttons similar to that found on denim jeans placed strategically above a Gum sole.
Be on the look out for these to hit the shelves on March 22nd at select Nike stores. Let us know if you plan on copping a pair.
Nike Air Force 1 Low Denim
Colorway: Black/Gum Medium Brown-Wolf Grey
Product Code: 630930-001
Price: 0 Available: March 22, 2014
A couple of days ago we finally revealed the release date of the UNDFTD x Nike Lunar Force 1 Pack, and today we have more detailed pictures of the two sneakers. Both the high and low Lunar Force 1 SPs have been modified with textured uppers. The highs are fitted with an Orange suede-like build and a houndstooth print on the ankle strap, while the lows are completely covered with the pattern. Both sneakers are finished with a speckled Lunarlon midsole and an Orange inside lining.
Don’t forget that both the high and low UNDFTD x Nike Lunar Force 1 will be available at Concepts online this Friday, February 28th. Let us know if you plan on picking up a pair or the entire pack after the pictures below.
Get your foam fingers ready fight fans, LA-based streetwear brand Undefeated open the flood gates on their upcoming collaboration alongside longstanding partners Nike. In the left corner, the underdog Lunar Force 1 Low sports black and olive houndstooth trunks, and carries a flurry of power punches in its UNDFTD orange lined bag of tricks. In the right corner, the people’s champ, the wooly suede High taunts its opponent with an equal devastating red and white houndstooth collar strap, and the iconic Undefeated strike out jeering the undersized competitor. Bets can be laid below before fight night while you wait for the 10 rounds going down from February 28 at select arenas including Concepts.
Following our initial preview of the Nike X Undefeated Lunar Force 1 Collection, here is a full look at both the high and low options. First the high: featuring a textured red suede upper and houndstooth ankle strap and contrasted with a speckled white Lunarlon sole, the design is completed with the iconic Undefeated five strike logo on the heel. The low version sports a black and olive houndstooth upper, accented by orange lining, with a speckled white Lunarlon sole.
With the release set for February 28, make sure you are prepared.
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Nike x Undefeated Lunar Force 1 Collection
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Previewed just days ago, the UNDFTD x Nike Lunar Force 1 Pack receives a release date!
As Undefeated stunned the world last year with their “Bring Back 2003″ Pack which featured an olive-toned Nike Hyperdunk and Nike Dunk High SP, their first collection of 2014 looks to pack an even harder punch. Comprised of the Nike Lunar Force 1 (0) and Nike Lunar Force 1 Hi (5), new images below show off houndstooth patterned detailing, suede and/or canvas uppers, speckled midsoles, signature five strikes branding, and more.
With anticipation building as we speak, the UNDFTD x Nike Lunar Force 1 Pack will make its debut in limited quantities Friday, February 28, 2014. Keep it here at Sneaker Files for more news and updates surrounding this drop.