Nike's Air Force 1 Experimental Gets Shifted Into Stealth Mode

The N. 354 silhouette also features vibrant blue and volt accents.

Footwear
33,381 Hypes 6 Comments

Conceptual footwear designs are nothing out of the ordinary for Nike, especially for the N. 354 sub-label which is known for devising silhouettes that fall on the more adventurous side of the spectrum. One of this division’s newest offerings that has been well-received from the market this year is the Air Force 1 Experimental which has just made its way onto the radar in the form of a simple “Black” makeover.

The Swoosh model was recently spotted out with glossy “Archaeo Brown” exteriors and all-over branding, but this particular rendition elects to go with a look that is far more understated. Upper layers of these Nike kicks are dripped with a faded black tone, and come constructed with a foam-like material and crinkled textures that look as if someone had taken a vacuum and shrink-wrapped them to fit inside their carry-on luggage. While used sparingly, brighter accents are present via royal blue heel tabs and throats in addition to the bold “Volt” banner that is positioned to the lower heels which features branding and the manufacturing-inspired phrase “This Label Is Your Guarantee of Quality”. More Nike branding is visible through the N. 354 hit that lands on the Swooshes as well as the tonal upside down Nike Air logos on the higher parts of the heel.

Traveling down to the lower region, the midsoles also adopt the creasy-heavy aesthetic, and come supported underneath with all-black outsoles.

If you’re thinking about purchasing, these will be releasing via Nike Japan on February 12 for ¥ 15,400 (approx. $146 USD).

On the hunt for more Nike news? Official photos of the sacai x Nike Vaporwaffle “Dark Iris” have emerged.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Nike's Air Force 1 Experimental Gets a Glossy "Archaeo Brown" Wrap
Footwear

Nike's Air Force 1 Experimental Gets a Glossy "Archaeo Brown" Wrap

The boldest colorway yet from Nike’s N. 354 sub-label.

Nike Shrink Wraps the Air Force 1 Experimental "Racer Pink"
Footwear

Nike Shrink Wraps the Air Force 1 Experimental "Racer Pink"

An attention-demanding style from the Swoosh’s N. 354 sub-label.

The USPS Isn't Happy About Nike's Priority Mail-Inspired Air Force 1 Experimental
Footwear

The USPS Isn't Happy About Nike's Priority Mail-Inspired Air Force 1 Experimental

The USPS tells HYPEBEAST that the shoe’s design is “unauthorized” and that it’ll “take whatever actions it deems necessary to protect its valuable IP rights.”


Nike's Latest Air Force 1 Experimental Is Outfitted In Phoenix "Suns" Colors
Footwear

Nike's Latest Air Force 1 Experimental Is Outfitted In Phoenix "Suns" Colors

An ode to the NBA team’s bold jerseys.

Junya Watanabe and The North Face Again Fuse Backpacks and Jackets for SS21
Fashion

Junya Watanabe and The North Face Again Fuse Backpacks and Jackets for SS21

The Dayhiker Lumber Jacket is ready for outdoor adventure.

Nike Adorns the LeBron 18 “Gong Xi Fa Cai” With Symbols of Good Luck
Footwear

Nike Adorns the LeBron 18 “Gong Xi Fa Cai” With Symbols of Good Luck

The Chinese New Year-themed hoops rendition comes prepared with bold uppers and graffiti graphics designed by 400ml.

Salehe Bembury Reveals New Balance Test Run Project 3.0 Collaboration
Footwear

Salehe Bembury Reveals New Balance Test Run Project 3.0 Collaboration

Featuring a wide array of colors, patterns, prints and branded details.


TaylorMade Releases Putter Cover Inspired by Waste Management
Sports

TaylorMade Releases Putter Cover Inspired by Waste Management

Paying homage to the event’s commitment to recycling and preserving green space.

New Balance's Sleek 237 to Launch in Color-Blocked "Green"
Footwear

New Balance's Sleek 237 to Launch in Color-Blocked "Green"

A striking alternative to the muted debut colorway.

Coco Capitán Releases 'Naïvy' Book to Commemorate First London Exhibition
Arts

Coco Capitán Releases 'Naïvy' Book to Commemorate First London Exhibition

A full documentation of the artist’s namesake show and large-scale images of her maritime-inspired paintings.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.