January 13th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
That whole thing about the Nike Air Force 1 Low being perhaps the least imrpessive of the Nike ‘Year of the Dragon’ collection in terms of packaging — you can throw that right out the window. And taking nowthing away from the ‘AF1-XXX’ box and the dragon-emblazoned version we’ve seen, but the Air Jordan 2012 and the Zoom Kobe VII YOTD editions each come in some of the best boxes we’ve seen, maybe ever. But this special edition wooden box for the AF1 might turn out to be the nicest of them all, a dark stained beauty with intricate carved brass symbols on the lid, and not only does it come with the shoes, but also a matching Destroyer Varsity Jacket to create the kind of package that’s going to see some otherworldly resale prices. Click through to see this regal set in all its glory and stick with Sneaker News for word on when they will arrive at select Chinese Nike Sportswear retailers. via FRESHNESS
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October 28th, 2011 by John Kim
“John Strickland was street basketball for the last twenty years in New York City.”
Don’t forget to Finish Your Breakfast before you go out tomorrow morning to cop these super-clean Nike Air Force 1 Lows. Created as a form of tribute to John Strickland, the NYC streetball legend who passed away at the early age of 38, the Nike Air Force 1 Low ‘Strick’ captures the essence of NYC urban culture using the classic white-on-white as the base for the detail-heavy pair of Forces. With the NYC Swoosh logo stamped on the insole of the shoe, the AF1 Low ‘Strick’ is already off to a great start; add in the custom tongue labels and the molded leather imprints on the heel, and you’ve got a pair of kicks that can be celebrated by fans of Strick and followers of the sneaker game. These will hit select NSW retailers like Moe’s as well as 21 Mercer, Niketown NY, and House of Hoops on 34th and Harlem locations tomorrow, so take a look at these new detailed shots and don’t miss out on one of the best Air Force 1 releases of the year.
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