May 29, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
The significance of 2012 has proven to be more than just a game of telephone in the sneaker scene, where numerous anniversaries are pushing time-tested classics into the spotlight with as much energy as the top performance models. Key among these is the iconic Bruce Kilgore design that introduced the world to Frank Rudy’s Nike Air technology. Fittingly named after the aircraft reserved for the leader of the US Executive Branch, the Nike Air Force 1 has evolved from a cutting-edge industry leader to a modern fashion fundamental in its 30 years, and these new luxurious ‘Pioneer Leather’ pairs on NIKEiD coming up in June give you options on how to express that well-aged elegance. Rich grainy leathers pair up with suede so precisely textured you’ll experience synesthesia while examining the additional images on the other side. Let us know what you think of the latest in an impressive series of Air Force 1 iDs and stick with Sneaker News for next month’s new selections.