January 16, 2009 BY Sneaker News
It’s not that often that a Nike release drops “under the radar” as there is such a wealth of information on the web and every sneakerhead on the planet has a blog now. It’s also not that often that Nike can release an all White AF1 and make a lasting impression or create an instant classic. In fact very few all White “classics” come to mind; core white/whites (of course), white and gums, white anacondas, white and ice outsole, and that’s about it. Or is it? Well clearly it isn’t because Nike has released this instant classic pictured above.
This devilishly sneaky release was Quickstriked at the end of December but hasn’t made an appearance at some retailers until now. Showing up just last week with no more information that what you are reading here, this White/White Premium ’08 is one of the sickest all white forces to launch in ages! What is most peculiar about this release (besides the fact that the usual suspects didn’t seem to receive it) is that though it is badged as a Premium ’08, it has cues from the Supreme line up of AF1’s. Note the leather lining, embossed tongue tag and heel tab, and the lacelock. In addition the leather used on this AF1 had not been seen since it’s last use on the Las Vegas All Star Hi AF1’s from 2007! If the leather used on this heater isn’t enough to make you want to cop, then check the ALL ICE sole! What’s more is that the “ice sole” used on this pair is not the max air sole unit that Nike keeps mating to Supremes of late. It is the classic ice midsole/outsole pairing as seen on the original Stash AF1 Hi’s! via GourmetKickz
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