Back in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, Nike made a major push into Japan. Lots of stores. Lots of new sneakers. But few were as coveted as the the Nike Air Force 1 Low ‘Linen’. Unveiled as part of the Concept Japan line (or Co.Jp, for short), this shoe was made exclusively for stores in the country. Now, after over two decades, it’s finally getting a global drop.
Originally released back in 2001, these Air Force 1s once ranked among the rarest sneakers in the world. Outfitted in a full leather build, the materials are apparently a lot more premium compared to conventional pairs. The upper is painted in a pleasing caramel tone, accented by a light pink Swoosh that glides across the lateral and medial sidewalls.
Additional Nike branding is stitched on the tongue tag and heel badge, and down below, the midsole is dipped in a crisp, clean white. As always, the classic silhouette comes complete with the sportswear giant’s ever-popular Air tech for extra comfiness and bounciness—this is still a basketball shoe, at the end of the day.
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