Air Force 1 'Colour of the Month' - White/Pink/Gum
The Nike Air Force 1 may be a legend today, but in 1984 – just two years after launching – it was almost lost to history. Nike was readying to phase them out – a move that left Baltimore retailers perplexed. Stores had been selling hundreds of pairs! Harold 'Mr. Shoe' Rudo flew to Oregon, convincing Nike execs to produce special AF1s for Baltimore – the 'Colour of the Month' program. To Nike's surprise, not only did this work but word had travelled down Interstate-95, making the AF1s hot property in Philly and New York. An icon was born.
Before they were 'Uptowns' the Air Force 1 was Baltimore's shoe. It's likely without the actions of those stores, we wouldn't be celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Gum soles and AF1s – name a better duo. Although the OGs didn't sport it, there's few additions to an Air Force that are as universally beneficial as a gum sole. Set perfectly against the White and Pink colourway, these are near perfection. All 40th Anniversary versions come in high quality leather with original NIKE AIR branding on the heel. Each pair presents with a special edition box, throwback hangtag and novelty toothbrush.
Please note Nike products do not ship outside of Australia.
- OG stitched heel logo
- Anniversary tongue label
- Special edition hang-tag
- Custom toothbrush
- Throwback box
- SKU: DM0576-101