Nike Air Force 1 Low – John Strickland ‘Finish Your Breakfast’
Few, if any at all, carry the amount of respect and tradition as the Nike Air Force 1 Low. It’s no wonder that it’s often used for commemorative releases and special editions, like this distinct all-white Air Force 1 Low made in honor of streetball legend John ‘Franchise’ Strickland. Strickland, who passed away last year, was also a childhood friend of Brooklyn-born hip-hop artist Jay-Z; Strickland coined the phrase ‘Finish Your Breakfast’, which described the act of ‘schooling’ your defender and scoring off the dribble, and was later used by Jay-Z in the ‘PSA’ track in The Black Album. Strickland’s death last October left a profound indent in the basketball and streetball circle, with numerous figures in support expressing support and mourning.
While all-white in nature, the Air Force 1 Low ‘Finish Your Breakfast’ features a number of personalized details, like the tongue label, a Nike NYC logo on the insole, ‘Franchise’ molded into the leather on the heels, and ‘XI’ featured on the heel-tabs. According to fendi_nyc on ISS, the quality of the leather used is of premium grade, and reminiscent of Air Force 1 Low releases from over a decade ago. He further states that the ‘Finish Your Breakfast’ Air Force 1 Low will be a very limited release in the coming months – possibly in October to recognize the one-year anniversary of his untimely passing. Continue reading for a detailed look at this new development and let us know what you think. Thanks to youreflyness for the heads up.
'schooling' your defender and scoring off the dribble,? i was watching a vid where he was explaing it and he said" if i dish u such a nice pass its like im spoon feeding you, and you missed the assist? finish your breakfast make the basket"
wow learned something new about streetball and seen some fly AF1s it's gonna be a good day... RIP John Strickland....always finish my breakfast
So Nike finally makes an air force with the quality of GR's from back in the day. And has to make them ultra quick strike limited because y'know an air force with actual leather isn't something they want regular joes to know is possible.