Nike 2011 Holiday Air Force 1 (John Strickland)
A style icon on and off the court, this latest rendition of the Nike Sportswear Air Force 1 for Holiday 2011 pays homage to New York City basketball legend John Strickland. The ultimate entertainer, “Strick” brought an undeniable bravado and signature style to the game. Known for his phrase “finish your breakfast,” meaning beating your defender off the dribble, Strickland’s passing in 2010 was a sad loss in the basketball community. Nike’s AF1 homage to the legend includes signature details reminiscent of Strick, most notably a custom tongue tab suggesting you “finish your breakfast.” The shoe launches globally at select retailers in October 2011.