Nigel Sylvester and Nike are still fresh off their Air Jordan 1 collaboration, and already dropping another shoe. This time, the legendary Air Force 1 is the canvas, previewed by Mr. Sylvester himself this week.

Nigel Sylvester is not the most run-of-the-mill athlete. The professional BMX rider has taken a very unconventional path to stardom, using social media platforms like Instagram and Youtube to share his unique riding videos. His start as a professional came when he was just 18 years old, working with legendary BMX rider Dave Mirra on an early DVD. Soon, Nigel was signing endorsement contracts with brands like Beats, New Era, and Nike. Nigel Sylvester’s first collaboration with Nike is a piece of history. Working with Nike SB, he helped to create his own unique colorway of the legendary Dunk High, one of the worlds most famous skate silhouettes. This collaboration marked the first time that the SB team worked with a BMX rider, a big step for Nike. Now, Nigel is taking on another iconic Nike silhouette: the Air Force 1.

Nigel Sylvester’s new Air Force 1 project is unlike anything we’ve seen from Nike before. Instead of a single well designed and planned colorway releasing to the public, customers will instead be able to customize their own shoe using a palette of colors and materials curated by Sylvester and the Nike team. Themed after New York City in the 80’s and 90’s, some color options include black, gold, and purple, made from luxurious materials like velvet, patent leather, and suede.


Nigel Sylvester and Nike will unleash their collaborative Air Force 1 at a special pop-up event in NYC on October 11th. For those unable to attend, the same customizable options will be on NIKEiD the same day. Check the lookbook below for a breakdown of the possible combinations, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more hot Nike news.