October 13, 2011 BY John Kim
When broken down to the barest of bones, no sneaker is as empirically beautiful as the Nike Air Force 1. It relied on the basic formula of an Air-cushioned midsole with a simple upper design, a far cry from today’s Lunar-foam, Flywire, and Hyperfuse technology. For Summer 2012, Nike Sportswear will introduce the Nike Air Force 1 Low Deconstruct, which features the same historic silhouette, but with a slimmed down construction stripped down to suede. No padding, no cushioning, just the thin suede material with the perforations providing ventilation for your feet. The ‘Deconstruct’ method could be compared to NSW’s NL varieties, which features a thinned-out inner-lining (NL stands for No-Liner) seen on the Nike Air Max 1 ‘Elephant Print’ releases as well the UNDFTD x Nike Dunk High. Here we have a look at two upcoming colorways of tonal grey and tonal navy, both of which are paired with a white midsole and gum outsole. We’ve got more exclusive images for you below, so take a good look and let us know what you think of the ‘Deconstruct.’ A big thanks to Fat_Board for the pics!