In 1982, the Nike Air Force 1 released as the premier basketball sneaker. The Bruce Kilgore designed classic dominated the court throughout the '80s and well into the 2000s by Rasheed Wallace. Now, Nike is honoring the silhouette's roots in basketball with its latest sneaker.
The Nike Air Force 1 07 LV8 celebrates its history with orange textured leather to resemble a basketball. Gym red accents are used on the tongue, sock liner and Swoosh to contrast the textured upper, while Sail white laces and outsoles complete the look. A vintage style Nike logo is featured on the tongue and basketball logo can be found on the insoles. A black pair using the same textured leather exists, too.
While the black pair is available for purchase on nike.com now, there is no scheduled release date for the orange basketball leather Nike Air Force 1 07 LV8. It wouldn't come as a surprise to see it drop during NBA All-Star Weekend or sometime before that. The Nike Air Force 1 07 LV8 will retail for $100.