The original PlayStation x Nike Air Force 1 from 2006 is one of the most covetable sneakers of all time, and also one of the hardest to find. Recent leaks show that the duo is back for round two with an updated version of the same silhouette.
The last time the PS logo graced the side of an Air Force 1, production numbers were extremely limited and only the best collectors got their hands on them. They currently fetch thousands of dollars on the resale market, though are extremely tough to find in good condition. PlayStation and Nike have been collaborators throughout the years since their famous Air Force 1 release, though there was always a third co-creator in the mix, usually on a signature shoe. Paul George was the last Nike athlete to collaborate with the gaming giant, resulting in a spiced up PG2 that featured a light on the tongue and co-branding throughout.
Now, a recent leak from the always reliable py_rates show that PlayStation and Nike are taking it back to their early days with the new Air Force 1 ’18. The latest version of most identifiable Swoosh shoe features a mesh-looking upper, with paneling on this edition covered in PlayStation embossed patent leather similar to the PG2. The shoe is covered mostly in navy blue and black, highlighted by a galaxy print midsole. The Swooshes on each shoe are mismatching colors, for a total of 4 that each take the special Pantone of a PlayStation controller button. One shoe will feature pink and red, while the other will take on the blue and green. The lateral side of the heel will carry the old-school PS logo found on the 2006 pair and known worldwide by gamers.
PLAYSTATION X NIKE AIR FORCE 1 ’18 RELEASE INFORMATION
The latest leaked Playstation collaboration with Nike does not yet have an official release date, though they are rumored to release sometime in June or July of 2018. Check out the early mock ups below for a better look, and stay tuned for more updates.
PlayStation x Nike AF1 ’18
Release Date: June/July 2018
Color: Black/Cobalt Blaze
Style Code: BQ3634-001
Images via py_rates