July 30, 2009 BY Sneaker News
Thursday Throwback by: GourmetKickz
Name: Air Force 1 Premium
Style #: 313249-611
Colors: Varsity Red /White – Varsity Maize
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“This is how we take the old from new, the new to the old, the old from the new!” Yes we’re about to take you back….. Way back…… into time! You really do have to admit 2005 was one heck of a year for the AF1. If you weren’t collecting Forces in 05′ you surely missed out on a lot! That’s ok though as this is the purpose of the Thursday Throwback, to fill in those important gaps in your life and more importantly, the gaps in your closet! What you see here is one of those sneakers that should go somewhere near the top shelf and only come out in 70 degree or better weather with no sign of rain. This sneaker is from the 2005 “Hoop Pack” which paid homage to the game of basketball by releasing a handful of sneakers colored up to match certain NBA teams. This particular AF1 from the “Hoop Pack” was dubbed the Atlanta Hawks for obvious reasons. Unfortunately this sneaker was only released in Asia and became quite hard to get a hold of. This sneaker stood out from the pack due its thorough use of patent leather. To top it off varsity mazie contrast stitching is used throughout the shoe. This vibrant color is also used on the quilted sockliner, a then newly introduced feature on premium AF1’s. Rounding out the clean design are varisty red nubuck side panels, a sublte touch which breaks up the patent leather upper. Nike also used the tongue tag as an opportunity to pay homage to the hardwood by marking it up with the old school “Force” logo from 1982. If you love the game of basketball and seek to amass a collection that will stand the test of time, these Hoop Pack “Hawks” are a must have, but will surely be hard to find!
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