Nike’s Air Force 1 has always provided a clean canvas for the Swoosh to experiment with, introducing new ideas to the classic silhouette. This week, that comes in the form of a new jacquard pattern across the AF1’s upper, seen in a new “Photon Dust” colorway, coming soon.
Jacquard weaving techniques were first patented in 1804 by French clothing manufacturer Joseph-Marie Jacquard. The method of weaving allowed for incredibly intricate patterns to be mixed into the textiles, creating patterns that flowed naturally with the garments and could not be washed away. Since then, jacquard weaving has become a large part of production in clothing, so much so that the method is largely accepted as simple pattern-making to an untrained eye. This week, Nike has unveiled a new take on the Air Force 1 featuring the intricate weaving method, applying jacquard patterns to the classic basketball shoe in an interesting new way. The jacquard weave panels make up this AF1’s toebox and quarter panels, while faint grey overlays makeup the mudguard, lacing system, and heel. However, part of the weave in the midfoot sections stretches over its boundaries, overlapping onto the shoe’s Swoosh and heel panels in a camo-like pattern.
NIKE AIR FORCE 1 LOW “PHOTON DUST” RELEASE INFORMATION
Nike’s new jacquard-patterned version of the Air Force 1 Low launched early overseas this week from retailer AsphaltGold, with a global drop expected sometime in the coming weeks. The “Photon Dust” colorway of the Air Force 1 will be available from both Nike and select retailers for a slightly elevated price tag of $110. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Nike release news.
Nike Air Force 1
Release Date: Coming Soon
Color: Photon Dust
Style Code: DD1175-001