UNDEFEATED and Nike Are Beginning the Rollout of Their Patent Leather Air Force 1 Pack

The first colorway will touch down later this month — and it’s exclusive to North America.

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UNDEFEATED and Nike have a creative relationship that stretches back two decades and includes milestones like the first-ever Jordan Brand collaboration (an iconic Air Jordan 4 from 2005), so it seems only right that the Swoosh would tap the West Coast-based boutique empire to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Air Force 1. UNDEFEATED and Nike have cooked up bright, bold and patent-leather-covered takes on the Air Force 1 Low that have been teased over the course of 2022, and now it looks like the collection is set to start rolling out in full: its first release, dubbed “Community,” is touching down in North America later this month.

Looking like it’s straight out of the aughts, the sneaker combines a plethora of “Teal Green,” “Cyan Blue” and “Topaz Gold” tones with more muted “Smoke Grey” shades, all of which are presented in patent leather. UNDEFEATED’s Five Strike logo is debossed into the lateral heel, present on the tongue tag and printed on the insoles among a collage of Air Force 1s, while special lace deubres and off-white midsoles round off the look. To accompany the sneaker’s release, UNDEFEATED and Nike have also teamed up with Feed the Streets LA and the Compton Community Garden for programs in support of Los Angeles’ sizable homeless population, offering weekly donations and interview prep courses as well as hosting volunteer gardening sessions.

Expect the UNDEFEATED x Nike Air Force 1 “Community” to touch down on the UNDEFEATED webstore and at the retailer’s brick-and-mortar boutiques on November 13. The collection’s other colorways will follow in the coming weeks, though there’s currently no word on if they’ll be region-exclusive as well.

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