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Nike is Dropping a Hip-Hop 50 Pair of Air Force 1s
As part of their “50 Years of Hip-Hop," Nike Classics is prepping a limited-edition Air Force 1 Low with an exclusive tongue label.
Nike Classics is embracing hip-hop culture with a limited-edition sneaker. According to Sneaker News, the coveted athletic and footwear brand is prepping an exclusive Air Force 1 to commemorate 50 years of hip-hop. With a sleek white, cream and gray palette, the traditional tongue label is replaced by a hip-hop flyer graphic, a caption that reads "50 Years of Hip-Hop," and a golden microphone hang tag. Featured on the insole is the text "NIKE CLASSICS." A release date for the sneaker has not been announced.
Earlier this month, the sportswear brand teased an Air Force 1 High “Classic” sneaker that has a black, white, cement grey, and coconut milk colorways, also having a golden microphone hangtag. Accented by speckled black/white smooth leather on its mudguard and heel, the "Classic" AFI is expected to release in Fall 2023 with a retail price set at $135.
In October of last year, the brand released an exclusive AF1 homaging the Bronx as hip-hop's birthplace. Modeling the 'Bronx Origins' exclusive was Like...? rapper Ice Spice, and other hip-hop legends from the New York City borough.
"A legend in two games. This Air Force 1 pays tribute to hip-hop's Bronx Origins and the 40th anniversary of the sneaker icon," reads the 'Bronx Origins' product page. "Since it arrived in '82, the AF1 has been intrinsically tied to the world's most influential music genre, serving as the uniform sneaker for the culture."