Over the years, uppers that embrace wear and tear have continued to pop up. Whether it be pre-distressed looks, wear-away materials or tear-away builds, designers continue to experiment with ways to encourage wearing your shoes and customizing them. While not every approach hits the mark, these pairs often create a more personal relationship with their owners. One brand that has capitalized on this with the release of a variety of colorways favoring these takes is Nike.
Utilizing the Air Force 1 Mid as the iconic silhouette celebrates its 40th anniversary, Nike presents yet another tear-away look. Beginning in “Pearl White,” the sneaker is almost entirely covered in the signature shade while gray peeks out at the trim and rubber outsole. Its upper includes an all-over star pattern at its base and split branding at the heel and tongue. Beneath the initial fabric layer in “Pearl White,” a gray and navy color combination can be revealed. The dark blue covers the Swooshes, overlays and strap while gray covers the remainder of the look, providing a unique customization opportunity for the pair.
While official release information has yet to surface, expect this new tear-away colorway of the Nike Air Force 1 Mid to land on shelves by the end of the year via Nike and select retailers.
In other footwear news, a first look at the Off-White™ x Nike Air Terra Forma has surfaced, featuring yet another wild sole unit.
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