New Air Force 1 All Star pays tribute to Indianapolis and the NBA

The All Star Weekend is upon us and Nike is of course ready with the new Air Force 1 React All Star, which pays tribute to both the original host city and the NBA. You now have the opportunity to see more for the upcoming release right here.

In 1982, Bruce Kilgore’s iconic Nike Air Force 1 was released, the first basketball shoe to feature Nike’s popular Air technology. Since then, the shoe has stood almost without any noticeable changes until Nike combined the iconic sneaker with their new React, thus also choosing to change the shoe’s overall look. The classic basketball shoe may have become everyday for the many sneaker lovers, where it has been a long time since artists or other celebrities have tried their hand at the model and been successful. Therefore, Nike has taken matters into its own hands and used the new React version as the foundation for the upcoming All Star release.

A tribute to Indianapolis

It is the 70th time that the event is being held in Atlanta, and the third time for the city, but that was not the original plan. The All Star Weekend was supposed to have been held in Indianapolis, but due to covid-19 and the logistical problems it has caused, the event was postponed. Nike therefore had to think relatively quickly and change the plan for their line-up.

Although the location for the weekend has changed, Nike has chosen to continue with the planned line-up, so we can look forward to a sneaker with an NBA logo inspired by the basketball team Indiana Pacers’ round logo with text on the edge of the shoe heel.

Unique design and a tribute to the sport

You often have to be very careful when trying to make or add something special to a classic sneaker, such as Nike’s Air Force 1. Overall, you have not made the big changes either, but instead it has been added a two blanks, black panels with a wavy pattern and mica. It may seem overwhelming to many, but it creates a nice interplay with the matte background and the icy green sole.

Since the NBA’s All Star Weekend stands as a symbol of the essence of basketball, it’s also nice that we can look forward to a reunion with a padded tongue made in the same style as the one we see on the Jordan 1s and the on the original Air Force 1s by Bruce Kilgore.

Coming out soon

As a conclusion to the long-awaited All Star Weekend, the Nike Air Force 1 React All Star will be released on March 9th along with a Dunk High. Keep an eye on for more info and links to shoe retailers, or follow Sneakerworld on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest news and rumors.

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