AF-100 Celebrates the Enduring Legacy of White Air Force 1S

For the 35th anniversary of the Air Force 1, Nike has collaborated with visionaries from around the world in celebration of the shoe’s defining colorway, white-white. In the end, Don C, Kareem “Biggs” Burke, Errolson Hugh, Travis Scott and Virgil Abloh all offered their distinct view of the icon. Here’s what they envisioned:

Air Force 1 Hi Just Don 

“I knew I wanted to use premium leather and to mix the best quality of material and fabrics, and we did just that…. We’re talking about the Air Force 1. It’s the OG, the grandfather, the one that started it all..” – Don C

Air Force 1 ’07 Roc-A-Fella

“It was great timing for us to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Air Force 1, because we just finished celebrating 20 years of Roc-A-Fella… The Roc-A-Fella logo means something to all of us. We wear it on our heart.” – Kareem “Biggs” Burke

Lunar Force 1/Acronym ’17

“At the beginning when we first approached by Nike to look at the Lunar Force 1, the first thing we asked was, ‘Why should we do this? What could we possibly bring to the table that Nike doesn’t already know how to do?’ In the end, we decided to approach it just like we approach the apparel, which means: Look at a problem, or look at an aspect of the functionality, and see if there’s a way we can improve it.” – Errolson Hugh

Air Force 1 Low Travis Scott

“I looked at the making of this show the same way I make an album. I wanted it to tell a story about me. I set the tone to go crazy at my shows. I’m the acid of rap.” – Travis Scott

Air Force 1 ’01 Off White

“What I love about the three Air Force 1s I’ve worked on with Nike so far, they encompass one idea executed in three different ways. With this one, the colorway is important. The Air Force 1 isn’t iconic in just any color, they’re iconic in one: white. White is the theme for this third Air Force 1, looking at the cultural context of the white on white – editing it, but not editing it too far to where it becomes something else.” – Virgil Abloh

The AF100 Collection retails through SNKRS and key Nike retailers at the following dates:

Air Force 1 ’07 Off White: November 4 (only available at ComplexCon, CA)

Air Force 1 ’07 Roc-A-Fella: November 30

Air Force 1 Hi Just Don: December 1

Air Force 1 Low Travis Scott: December 2

Lunar Force 1/Acronym ’17: December 3