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Nike's Air Force 1 Mid 40th Anniversary Blue Jay Was Made For Swoosh Fans

Nike Air Force 1 Mid 40th Anniversary Blue Jay
Nike Air Force 1 Mid 40th Anniversary Blue Jay

It's been exactly 40 years since Bruce Kilgore took the wraps off the legendary Air Force 1, and to celebrate this massive milestone, the Beaverton sportswear giant has been dropping a ton of special edition colorways over the past few months, including the Nike Air Force 1 Mid 40th Anniversary "Blue Jay" that has just been announced. Stuffed with cool details, let's get up close and take a look at all of them.

The first thing that you'll notice about this AF1 is the striking blue jay leather construction that's as eye-catching as it gets. A clean sail Swoosh shoots across the lateral and medial side panels, while contrast yellow ochre accents can also be found throughout. The year "82" is printed on the insoles as a nod to when the Air Force 1 made its grand debut, and the number "40" is finely debossed around the heel, surrounded by a quartet of stars. Of course, you can't talk about this Air Force 1 Mid without mentioning all of the gold hardware that can be seen across the upper, offering a luxe look and feel.

The Nike Air Force 1 Mid 40th Anniversary Blue Jay is set to release in Holiday 2022 in men's sizes for $140. Expected to be available via Nike, the SNKRS app, and select online and in-store retailers, this was made for the Swoosh fans out there. Make sure you 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!

Nike Air Force 1 Mid 40th Anniversary "Blue Jay"

Color: Blue Jay/Sail-Yellow Ochre-White
Style Code: DR9513-400
Release Date: Holiday 2022
Price: $140

Images via Nike

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