"We are family."
Nike is certainly no stranger when it comes to collections inspired by Latin Heritage Month, but this year they've gone all out for it, kicking it all off with the Nike Air Force 1 LX "Somos Familia." Releasing just in time to celebrate the Air Force 1's 40th birthday, this special edition colorway is filled to the brim with references to Hispanic culture and heritage.
Running from September 15th all the way to October 15th, Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual event that pays tribute to the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans. Working on top of a lemon wash canvas base, sanddrift suede panels wrap around the toe box, lacing system, and heel for a subtle yet striking contrast. Fiery university red accents hit the split Swoosh, while vibrant safety orange tones can be found in the sockliner. Of course, you can't talk about these Air Force 1s with mentioning the Latin-inspired stitching that runs across the upper and the "Somos Familia" symbol that is proudly displayed around the heel and insole, directly translating to "We are family" in English.
The Nike Air Force 1 LX Somos Familia is set to release in October 2022 in men's sizes and will retail for $140. Expected to drop at Nike, the SNKRS app, and select retailers online and in-store. Make sure you follow us on Twitter and download Sole Retriever's Mobile App today to find out everything that you need to know in the sneaker world and much more. 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!
Nike Air Force 1 LX "Somos Familia"
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