Those who stayed home this weekend and watched Complex Con unfold through Instagram Stories are feeling a heavy case of FOMO right about now. Among all the incredible shoe releases that occurred throughout the weekend, this Air Force 1 High revival by Stash and Nike Sportswear might’ve been one of the biggest prizes of the event. These were exclusively dropped at Complex Con through Nike SNKRS Stash (a likely planned coincidence).Originally releasing in 2003 in limited quantities, the Stash x Nike Air Force 1 High “Nozzle Cap” feature the iconic print on the toe and heel panels of the shoe. Nike release a slightly altered version of these in 2007 as pair of the Air Force 1 25th Anniversary celebration. This third overall re-release of the Nozzle Cap Air Force 1 shifts aways from the grey/white colorway and opts for a full white, while the signature blue hue on Stash’s tag appears on the sole.
There’s no word on a future release, but with official images of the shoes appearing on Nike SNKRS, an online release in wider quantities is possible.NYC graffiti legend Josh Franklin aka Stash is credited for birthing two of the greatest Air Force 1 collaborations of all-time, and he just might be adding to his own legend. The long-time creative partner of Nike just revealed this photo on Instagram depicting an opaque Air Force 1 sole with his signature Stash tag in the beloved blue hue while pointing at this weekend’s Complex Con as a possible platform for an unveil. Is this another collaboration, or just a custom project for Nike? Those who already cherish the Nozzle Cap Hi and weather-resistant Low are pleading for the former, but remember, Stash has a Spiridon release dropping next week in Europe.
Global Citizen’s goal of ending poverty around the globe by the year 2030 is taking shape as the organization has partnered up with luxury sportswear showroom M5 to create ten pairs of an Air Force 1 Low with the sole purpose to fight world hunger. Themed after the initiative’s battle cry of “For Freedom. For Justice. For All.”, this Air Force 1 Low design features a patriotic color palette overlay on a global themed laser-etched upper. Only ten pairs have been produced, and nine of them will be auctioned off to the public with all proceeds going directly to support Global Citizen’s mission.