When the Nike Air Force One made its debut 25 years ago, the founding father designers shared the same goal as the ones behind the blueprints today: raise the standard of craftsmanship in the product. With a team highly dedicated to premium production and strict guiding principals like original designer Bruce KilgoreÃ¢Â€Â™s framework, the Air Force One has achieved an iconic status in the footwear industry.
Bape has recently released these new Bape X Gore-Tex down feather snowboard jacket. Featuring very subtle camo print and good functionality, these jackets come in three different colors of red, orange and black and can be now purchased at stores in Japan or at Cliffedge’s online shop.
As an homage to the original players who first supported the Air Force One model during their professional days, Nike will be coming out with six new kicks commemorating the true originators: Moses Malone, Jamaal Wilkes, Bobby Jones, Calvin Natt, Michael Cooper, and Mychal Thompson. Each shoe is modeled after the style of play of each person. Materials such as elephant print, perforated leather, suede, and tweed are used for some of the models. Also on the heel panel of the shoes are words that describe the type of player each one is.
Check them out at Sneaker Freaker.
Fixins introduces the brand for fellow snowboarders called eesa. They are specialized in “design-driven innerwear and apparel with a sophisticated focus on functional fabrics engineered with your style in mind”.
SuperTouch has an exclusive look into the celebration of Nike Air Force 1 25th Anniversary with Kanye West, Rakim, Nas, KRS-ONE and Rick Rubin. Songs that feature Romanelli, John Jay, Mark Parker, and Kanye should hit the stores soon as well as a look at the ultra exclusive all white Air Force 1 in a white wooden box, Tiffany silver lace locks and wooden shoe trees package.
The long-waited apparel collaboration between Head Porter and Burton has now been officially released. The functional yet clean looking low down jacket and low down vest both features HP’s monogram on the inside and a pocket that fits the iPod Shuffle.
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