Military gear, much like workwear, has inspired fashion a great deal. And even between the Carhartt Double Knees and Arc’teryx jackets, BDU pants, fatigues, and the like remain a prevalent piece of the fashion zeitgeist. Sneakers, too, have drawn inspiration from combat essentials, this upcoming Nike Air Force 1 being one of the many examples.
As if modeled after a pair of combat boot, this Air Force 1 is customized with a lace-in zipper. And this wouldn’t be the first time Nike has employed such a feature, as it appeared atop a “Triple White” colorway back in October. Here, though, the colorway is far less simple. While many of the black, blue, and white panels are kept solid, the toe and fastener itself are marked with a monochromatic pattern whose shapes are reminiscent of camoflauge. The tongue underneath displays a graphic of its own, its gridding a possible spin on the iconic ripstop fabric.
Enjoy a close-up look at these via the official images below. Sizes are sure to appear on Nike.com and at select retailers soon.
In other news, the Air Jordan 1 Low Iron Ore is likely landing later this season.
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Nike Air Force 1 "Shroud"
Release Date: 2022
Mens: N/A Style Code: DC8875-001