Nike is celebrating forty years of their Air Force 1 this year, turning to the communities that have grown the shoe’s legend for their special-edition releases. Today, we have an early look at the AF1 “Little Accra”, coming soon.
The Nike Air Force 1 turns forty years old in 2022, adding another notch in the belt of Bruce Kilgore’s 1982 design. Originally a basketball shoe, the AF1 has turned into one of the most popular lifestyles shoes on Earth. Nike is celebrating the silhouette’s longevity with some special new releases, like this “Little Accra” colorway that celebrates New York City’s Ghanian community. The Air Force has played a major part in NYC’s street culture since its introduction, most commonly referred to as the ‘Uptown’ in the area. This “Little Accra” iteration celebrates Ghanian culture through the use of premium textiles, ornate patterns, and intricate details, from the dual gold lace jewels to the heel counter’s unique embroidery.
NIKE AIR FORCE 1 “LITTLE ACCRA” RELEASE INFORMATION
Nike’s next special-edition Air Force 1, this time celebrating the Ghanian Little Accra community, has not yet been announced for release, though we are expecting them to launch sometime this Summer. Celebrating the communities that helped turn the AF1 into the legend it is today, this premium pair will likely launch initially in NYC with an elevated price of at least $150. Check out the official images below for a better look at the Little Accra AF1, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Nike release news.
UPDATE 8/5/22: Nike has officially unveiled the ‘Little Accra’ version of the Air Force 1, scheduled to release soon on August 12th, 2022. The decorative look will be available from the SNKRS app and select retailers for $140.
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Little Accra”
Release Date: August 12th, 2022
Color: Habanero Red/Coconut Milk
Style Code: DV4463-600