The Nike Air Force 1 Low Gets The Tartan Plaid Treatment
The Nike Air Force 1 Low ‘Plaid’ trainer puts a tartan swoosh spin on the classic early 80s basketball shoe from Bruce Kilgore.
From Johnny Rotten to Rob Roy, tartan or plaid as it is more commonly known to our colonial cousins, is something usually associated with Scottish clans & skirts worn by punks. This latest Nike Air Force 1 Low ‘Plaid’ trainer switches all that up with the classic tartan print now putting its stamp on the classic swoosh. Dropping as part of the recently released ‘Plaid Pack’ this latest tartan twist is sure to get fans of the OG basketball trainer talking.
Originally designed by Bruce Kilgore, and named after the US Presidents iconic Air Force 1 plane, the Nike Air Force 1 trainer is an OG basketball trainer which first came on the sneaker scene back in 1982. After making its mark on the speedy basketballs courts of the NBA throughout the 1980s, the Air Force 1 became a massive hit on the streets of inner cities. In Harlem, New York for example a pair of Air Force 1’s were referred to as ‘uptowns’. The early noughties saw a huge revival of the OG shoe thanks to the UK’s homegrown Grime scene. “It’s the Air Force 1, trainers by the truck load, trainers by the tonne”, the famous words from Dizzee Rascals hit track “Fix Up Look Sharp” was a testament to the Air Force 1’s popularity in 2003.
Now introduced as part of the ‘Plaid Pack’ the Air Force 1 features its signature white leather uppers with the addition of tartan to the swooshes & the heel tab. Other highlights include ventilations to the toe vamp for extra breathability and Air sole technology underfoot for all day comfort. The Air Force 1 Low ‘Plaid’ trainer is available to shop from mint. now via the links, also don’t forget to follow @thats_mint_official to keep up to date with all the latest news, releases & more.