Whether you call them "Carolina Blue," "UNC Blue," "Columbia Blue," or "University Blue," this Nike Air Force 1 High is a classic Bruce Kilgore creation and is coming back out. To me, you slap a Rasheed Wallace logo on them, give them a general release and call it a day, but Nike decided to go a different direction. It’s hard to believe the AF1 is 40 years old. Over its lifespan, it has become one of the few sneakers that has sustained this type of longevity with little to no marketing. If you’re into high top AF1s, strap placement is very important. For those wondering, unstrapped, flipped back, and hanging above the back part of the midsole is how you wear them.
This AF1 High gives you classic color placement, revealing a mostly white sneaker. The Swoosh on the sides, heel tab, outside tongue tag, strap, and outsoles are all “University Blue.” While the midsole appears to be aged yellow, the leather quality doesn’t look to be that of 40 years ago. Enthusiasts might complain, but ultimately these will get the job done in 2022. If you wear the same size as Mayor, DJ Clark Kent, Fat Joe, or maybe Nelly you might be out of luck.
The Nike Air Force 1 High University Blue W was originally set to release in August 2022. After a few delays, they will now release on October 26th. It will drop at Nike and select retailers worldwide, online and in-store. Retail is set at $125, exclusively in women’s sizing. Are you going to cop? What other colorways do you want to see released? Keep it locked to our Twitter andMobile App to stay up to date on future releases. For a full breakdown on the Nike Air Force 1 as a whole, its history, and more, check out our Nike Air Force 1 Buyers Guide!
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