After an intial release in China (detailed by our Release Recap), the Nike Air Force 1 ‘Year of the Rabbit’ will release this Saturday, January 29th, at the Nike Sportswear shop at 21 Mercer in SoHo, NY. 2011 marks the Year of the Rabbit, which places the official Chinese New Year on February 3rd, 2011; for some time now, Chinese-centric populations and other ‘Chinatown’ neighborhoods in bustling cities have decked their streets and shops with New Year fare, and what better way than to rock this sweet pair of Air Force 1s on the holiday? Sweet, they certainly are; the Year of the Rabbit Air Force 1 was inspired by the popular White Rabbit candy, with special candy-like wrapping released with the shoes at select locations. It is not likely that the 21 Mercer release will come with the special packaging, but rather a Nike Sportswear or Air Force 1 Premium box, but be advised that this Saturday the 29th is the date to circle if you’re in the NYC area. Take a look at these new images below and if you’re not near the area, pick up a pair now on eBay.
Color: White/Crimson-Varsity Royal