Throughout Nike and Foot Locker’s long-established relationship, the retailer has grown to be one of if not the largest in the brand’s entire ecosystem. And as a result, they’ve been able to acquire a strong number of alluring exclusives, including an extensive city pack as well as few basketball-centered releases. Now, with their eyes set on a theme more otherworldly, the imprint is readying up a series of space travel inspired classics that provides kids with not only an Air Max 97 but also an Air Force 1.
The latter, which connects with the 97 through the same “Sky Nike” motifs, constructs much of its upper with astronaut-influenced upgrades. Silver metallic adorns many of the upper’s overlays, treating it to both a glossy polish as well as a finish more akin to its muse. Mesh hints the profile with a subtle cool tone, setting a backdrop for the swoosh whose matte black emulates space itself. Laces wrap a more vibrant aqua tongue up to a bright yellow lace toggle, complementing the orange branded patch and block “Nike” lettering at the heel.