Men's VLONE X Nike Lab Air Force 1 Low Sneakers
Adidas has been leading the charge when it comes to collaborations with figures of the hip-hop community, but it looks like Nike is now getting in on the action with an upcoming team-up with ASAP Rocky’s clothing label, VLONE. The high-end streetwear brand helmed by Rocky and ASAP Bari get their hand on—what else—the Air Force 1 for this special collaboration with NikeLab. NikeLab’s Instagram account broke the news of the collab over the weekend, with a couple of teaser shots of the shoe, which we can see features the low-top Air Force 1 in a full-grain black leather upper with orange accents—a common color combination in the VLONE catalog. These images are all the info the world has so far, so stick with Sneaker News for updates and a release date for the VLONE x NikeLab collaboration
Transcending foot coverage since 1982, this once hoops shoe was named after Air Force One—the aircraft that carries the President of the United States. It was the first basketball shoe to house Nike Air, revolutionizing the game for players like Moses Malone and Charles Barkley while rapidly gaining traction around the world, from the hardwood to the blacktop to the core of hip-hop culture. Today the Air Force 1 stays true to its roots with soft, springy cushioning and a massive midsole, but the Air technology takes a backseat to the shoe's status as an icon.