Beyond the more high profile anniversary Air Force 1s for Nike's celebration of the Uptown's 30th birthday
, there's some classy inline variations dropping this summer too. Teal's long been an office favourite on AF1s — remember the high versions from 1991 with the Indian Teal accents? Those things were crack. This makeup of the low isn't going to set Tumblr, Pinterest or Instagram aflame at the moment, but on the feet, these are a pretty perfect looking shoe. Contrast stitching can break a perfectly good shoe, but deploying some white thread on the forefoot only draws attention without getting fussy, and pictures don't do the swoosh justice, because it's a glossy textured piece of branding that isn't as brash as patent leather. Back in 2008, we occupied ourselves by creating several teal Air Force 1s (which went to to garner props from both Hiroshi Fujiwara and D Clark Kent) and an iteration of the NikeiD AF1 for the Thai BBQ was meant to be predominantly teal, just like this, but with some orange accents, yet it ended up being some white and green thing that was apparently symbolic of stuff. Teal would've been more memorable. Made from some alright materials and carrying a colour that's appropriately lush and on the right side of lairy, this colourway's nylon tongue and white lining, sole and heel are perfect counterparts for the excess of bluey green goodness and these evoke memories of the old CT store inventory with its wild prices and plethora of rarities, before brands and snitches from some other stores made us tow the official line. These drop next month
and they're one of the better Force makeups of recent years.