The Swoosh label prepares the reissue of the popular Nike Air Force 1 Low “West Indies” version. The shoe, which debuted in 2002, is making a comeback this year. This iteration is grabbing everyone’s attention and is sure to send shockwaves through the sneaker world.
The next Nike Air Force 1 Low “West Indies” is set to hit shelves August 26, 2022. Each pair will retail for $150 through Nike’s e-commerce stores, alongside other partner outlets.
Nike Air Force 1 Low Appears In West Indies Makeup With White And Green Overlays
The 1982 release of the Air Force 1 revolutionized basketball shoes for hardwood and concrete courts. Although it was the first basketball shoe to feature Nike Air, its originality has since been overshadowed by its heritage as a street legend. Nike has spared no effort to reinvent and reinvent the form in a variety of colors and styles since its debut 40 years ago.
This year marks the shoe’s 40th anniversary, making 2022 even more remarkable. The footwear company is commemorating this milestone with a collection of new colorways and designs. The past few months have witnessed “Color of the Month,” “LA Flea,” “Little Accra,” and other low-top shoe makeovers. To expand its celebratory catalog, Nike is introducing another “West Indies” color palette.
For those unaware, the Nike Air Force 1 “West Indies” first appeared in 2002. The West Indian Day Parade Carnival had a direct influence on this iteration. Every year on the first Monday in September, revelers dance through Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood. The description of the upcoming Nike Air Force 1 Low “West Indies” on the brand’s webpage reads,
“The shoe doctor called – 20/40 brings the vision. Celebrating 40 years of street style, the AF1 “West Indies” finds its true form. classic green was the first of 4 releases celebrating New York’s West Indian Day Parade carnival Crisp leather, embroidered detailing and island-hopping insoles add to its appeal while the mesh collar, tongue label woven fabric and the “West Indies” elevate your game with off-court allure.”
The “West Indies” colorway is made entirely of high quality leather. The design of the shoe is mostly made up of green and white leathers. The radially aligned perforations of the crisp white toe areas are highlighted by leather mudguards in this case. The lace dubrae are then elegantly adorned with West Indies logos and tiny Nike swooshes.
The tongues and eyelets are beautifully designed with white finishes right next to them. These tongue areas are adorned with green and yellow tongue labels. They feature “Anniversary Edition” lettering with a themed palm tree placed next to it.
Additionally, Green accents are found on the outsoles, insoles, and heel tabs of the upper. The design that really stands out is the West Indies embroidery on the heel counter, which features a red, green and yellow palm tree on the front.
The design is finished with yellow Nike Air embroidery to the back of the heel tab. Undoubtedly, the release of this sneaker stands out in the history of Nike for its sober but attractive design.
The titular Nike Air Force 1 Low “West Indies” colorway hits the sneaker market on August 26, 2022. Interested buyers can find them at Nike SNKRS as well as a few other retailers. They will come in at a fixed price of $150.