Nike is Bringing Back the Air Force 1 Mid "Independence Day"

A classic from the Swoosh’s 1997 archives.

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Nike is slated to give its Air Force 1 Mid quite the eventful year of releases as archival GRs and collaborations with the likes of Stüssy and Off-White™ ️are expected to launch. For the inline category, the Swoosh team has dug back in the vault to bring back the Air Force 1 Mid “Independence Day” that originally released in 1997.

As you can probably deduce from its moniker, this upcoming retro offering brings a USA-appropriate color-blocking to the fore. The base is formed with a premium tumbled leather build that is supplied with clean white skins atop the tongues, toe boxes collars and mid-foot. American flag-friendly hits of “University Red” and “Midnight Navy” then complement the upper, the former being applied to the Nike logos atop the tongues, heels straps, lower throat and jeweled Swooshes while the latter is dropped off on the overlays and straps with a glossy finish. Silver lace dubraes bring in more branding as they are debossed with an “AF-1” hit. Bottoms are devised with angelic midsole pieces while the treading is crafted with a translucent exterior.

A release date for these is still unknown, but you can likely expect Nike to drop these in the coming months for $150 USD.

In other news, first images of the Concepts x Nike Air Max 1 SP have emerged.

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