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The Strapped Nike Air Force 1 Utility Is Coming Soon In Black And Gum

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Nike’s recent slate of “Utility” takes on the classic Air Force 1 have provided many an interesting look. From straps to buckles, from industrial color combos to bright and bold detailing, the AF1 has been reimagined in a plethora of new styles — and the latest alternate take on designer Bruce Killgore’s legendary creation is this black and gum low-top. The black leather upper provides an interesting mix of textures, as both the forefoot and the quarter panel feature a heavily textured leather while the heel opts for a more traditional tumbled pattern. The standard lacing system is nowhere to be found, replaced by two giant black straps — one of which boasts a large white Nike swoosh and bold black buckle — and the elongated tongue features special factory-style branding. For a final rugged touch, the industrial-style heel tab rises well above the heel collar and adds a black metal D-ring. The shoe is then completed by a clean and classic gum midsole and outsole. Enjoy a first look at these factory-style Forces below, and expect them to release later this Fall.

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