December 1, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
It’s set to play a major role in the year-ending AF1 XXX Anniversary Holiday Collection, and now Nike Sportswear rolls out another wild animal style for the Nike Air Force 1 Downtown. A decidedly different approach and less astrologically topical than the Year of the Snake foreshadowing ‘Python’ edition, this new zebra-striped Air Force 1 Downtown brings to mind images of one of Liam Sean Martin’s many memorable SB Dunk colorways in 2005’s ‘Purple Avenger’. Zebra makes for a trendy answer to that pair’s distinctive stripes and the patent leather overlays keep an upscale vibe in tact; now that Supreme has crossed over into Nike Sportswear, might we see more new styles with links to the Nike Skateboarding heritage (remember, the super-rare Dunk Force 1 SB hybrid was the initial spark of this sole-revising trend)? Stick with Sneaker News for US release info and let us know what you think after viewing more images below.