Nike is all in on their Air Force 1 Mid this year, celebrating forty years of the legendary silhouette. This week, the mid-cut version surfaced in ‘Kentucky Blue’ complete with faded lilac laces, coming this Summer.

Nike’s Air Force 1 is as essential to the brand’s history as Michael Jordan, Tinker Hatfield, and Air technology. Originally released in 1982 for the basketball court, and produced in high, mid, and low-top iterations, the Air Force has remained one of the most popular shoes on earth nearly 40 years after its debut. So, with Nike releasing dozens of interesting and unique styles this year, it pays to stand out. Today, we are taking a look at the new “Kentucky Blue” color scheme of the AF1 Mid, which casts the silhouette in a simple blue and white blocking. Constructed from premium leathers, its the details that make this particular style shine. Noticeably, the ankle strap features a debossed Nike Swoosh on the tip, as well as sporting lilac-colored laces, mimicking the faded tones of vintage pairs originally released in the 1980s.


Nike’s “Kentucky Blue” colorway of the Air Force 1 Mid has not yet been announced for release, though they are expected to launch sometime in the Summer of 2022. Cast in premium leathers, this AF1 Mid will be available from both Nike and select retailers, carrying a price tag of $140 for the luxurious materials. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Nike release news.

UPDATE 8/12/22: Nike has slated their ‘Military Blue’ colorway of the Air Force 1 Mid for release in women’s sizes for August 30th, 2022. Featuring faded purple laces for a vintage look, pairs will be available via the SNKRS app for $130.

Nike Air Force 1 Mid 
Release Date: 2022
Retail $140
Style Code: DX3721-100