Over the past decade, the number of products exclusive to women from NIKE, Inc. has grown. And while the company is still lagging behind in designing shoes from scratch for its female audience, it has struck gold by tweaking some options for men. Example ? : The Nike Air Force 1 Shadow, an avant-garde version of Bruce Kilgore’s basketball shoe from 1982.
Launched in 2019, the model immediately caught the eye, probably for its similarities to sacai’s offerings. Exaggerated details and compelling colorways have made the Air Force 1 variant a popular choice among women’s sneaker enthusiasts, for whom Nike Sportswear is preparing an upcoming collection. While no specific name has been released for the capsule, the lineup is expected to include a satin-covered Nike Dunk High in “Racer Blue.” The upcoming version of Kilgore’s 40-year-old creation favors a ‘white’ ensemble complemented by bright blue, ‘atomic green’ and crimson tones. The insoles feature a modified version of a slogan Nike has used for Michael Jordan and other elite athletes over the years: “Designed to her exact specifications.”
Enjoy official images of the pair ahead and anticipate a Nike.com launch soon.
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Nike Air Force 1 Shadow
Release date: 2022
Color: White/Black/Racer Blue/Atomic Green
Style code: DV2186-100