Among Nike’s most iconic and best-selling silhouettes, the Air Force 1 has served as a canvas for countless artists and designers. Our Streetwear and Modern Collectibles team specializes in selecting the best of the best: exciting collaborations, exclusive releases and other rare Nike Air Force 1s that live up to the hype. Read on to discover our favorite AF1 collabs with the likes of Supreme, Kith and Undefeated, along with unique Air Force 1 Barcodes and rare unreleased Puerto Rico Forces.
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Dropping in 2020, the Kith Air Force 1 was the result of a collab between Nike and the ultra-hip NYC-based retailer Kith. For this take on the classic Nike Air Force 1 Low silhouette, Kith founder and designer Ronnie Fieg took inspiration from his hometown NBA team, the New York Knicks. The Kith Air Force 1 features uppers dressed in white tumbled leather and accented with mismatched gradient TPU Swooshes in the team’s signature Rush Blue and Brilliant Orange. Kith Air branding is embroidered on the heel patch, while NYC Swoosh graphics hit the lateral heels. The Kith NYC design is finished with an icy blue, transparent rubber outsole.
Supreme offers up subtle sophistication with this iteration of the iconic Nike Air Force 1. The Air Force 1 Supreme collab debuted in March 2020 as part of the NYC skate brand’s Spring/Summer collection, where it turned heads with its polished looks. Dressed entirely in black leather, the Supreme Air Force 1 is distinguished by the signature red Supreme box logo on the lateral heel. Air branding covers the tongue and back heel, while the conventional AF1 deubrés are custom engraved with Air Force 1 Supreme cross-branding. To complete the look, each pair of Supreme Nike Air Force 1 shoes also comes with a set of Supreme-branded shoelaces.
LA-based streetwear brand Undefeated, founded in 2002 by Eddie Cruz, is a longtime Nike collaborator. Together, the duo have produced numerous sought-after styles, including Dunk, Jordan, Air Max and Kobe releases. The Air Force 1 Undefeated 5 On It is the third installment from the brand’s Dunk vs. AF1 series. Taking inspiration from streetwear pioneers of the ‘80s and ‘90s like Dapper Dan, the Undefeated Air Force 1 couples the iconic Nike Air Force 1 silhouette with a mix of luxurious materials. The 5 On It gets its name from the five different materials used throughout the shoe. Blue croc-embossed leather overlays cover the mudguard, eyestay and heel, and Swooshes in white patent leather and golden canvas adorn the sides. The toebox of the Air Force 1 Undefeated is constructed of golden perforated canvas, and the shoes sit atop yellowed midsoles and outsoles. Undefeated Air Force 1 co-branding on the insole and Undefeated’s Five Strikes logo on the heel and tongue finish the design.
These unreleased Nike Air Force 1 Puerto Rico sneakers feature white premium leather uppers and midsoles with obsidian accents on the lining, outsole and heel. The Coquí frog, native to the island’s tropical rainforests, is depicted on the insoles of the AF1 Lows. While this Nike Air Force 1 Puerto Rico was slated for release in 2020, the shoes never actually hit shelves. The drop was canceled due to the backwards printing of the Puerto Rican flag on the tongue, making this pair a rare find for AF1 Low collectors.
The second installment from the Air Force 1 Undefeated collab’s AF1 vs. Dunk series, this AF1 Low is another standout offering. As its name suggests, the Undefeated Air Force 1 5 on It is dressed in a mix of 5 different materials. Uppers feature gray leather overlays on the heels, with suede paneling on the mudguards and eyestays. The Swoosh, in blue faux snakeskin, is contrasted with red faux snakeskin on the heel tab. The Undefeated Air Force 1 sits on a white midsole with a khaki outsole, and includes co-branded insoles. Undefeated’s Five Strokes logo hits the heel and tongue, and the shoes come with a special cross-branded Air Force 1 Undefeated box.
These exclusive Kith Nike Air Force 1s were created to celebrate the opening of the streetwear brand’s first flagship store in Shibuya, Japan in 2020. Drawing inspiration from the Japanese flag, the Kith Air Force 1 is finished in an all-white premium leather upper with accents of red and velvet toplining. The standard Nike Air Force 1 tongue tag is replaced by an embroidered flag featuring Kith branding, while center paneling is subtly debossed with ‘Kith Air’ logos. The Air Force 1 Kith shoes sit atop an off-white sole, and the pair comes with extra laces featuring gold aglets, as well as an additional gold deubré. The coveted Kith Nike Air Force 1s were sold in limited quantities, exclusively at the brand’s Tokyo store.
Another limited release, these wheat Air Force 1 Barcode sneakers were sold exclusively through the French sneaker retailer Courier. The unique Air Force 1 has a wheat mudguard, heel and outer sole, contrasting with a white midsole and Swoosh. 4,008 pairs of the distinctive white and wheat Air Force 1s were produced, each with a number and barcode denoted on the insole that is distinctive to that pair. A matching dust bag, decorated with the barcode matching the shoe, make this a truly unique Air Force 1 and a great find for any AF1 collector