First released in the summer of 2010 after Kobe Bryant captured his fifth and final NBA Championship with the Los Angeles Lakers, the shoe boasts a bold color scheme and is awash in championship-centric details.Nike Kobe 5 Protro Midwest Gold are mostly coated in a rich blue “Concord” tone, but add bright yellow “Midwest Gold” accents on the forefoot, Swooshes, tongue’s sheath logo and heel’s Kobe signature. An all-over print combining several “5” graphics and snake details stretches from the toe cap to the midfoot to comemmorate Kobe’s fifth title. Down below, midsoles serve up a yellow-to-blue gradient and are equipped with Zoom Air cushioning for a responsive feel. Semi-translucent outsoles complete the look.
Nike Air Force 1 NYC slated to release this fall, KITH and Nike‘s latest Air Force 1 Low is a crisp homage to the Big Apple with details seemingly inspired by the New Yeezy Boost 2020 New York Knicks and/or the Queens-born Fieg’s hometown New York Mets.Boasting a “White/Rush Blue/Brilliant Orange” color scheme, this Air Force 1 offers city-centric summertime accents atop its white tumbled leather build. The most notable of these are a duo of unique Swooshes — orange on the lateral side, blue on the medial side — that are made of a glossy plastic material and slightly fade towards the heel, finishing in a clear point. Tongues and insoles alike take on a special co-branded KITH/Nike hit, with a gradient fade that’s almost reminiscent of Andre Agassi‘s Air Tech Challenge II “Clay Blue.” Moving to the rear, Nike Sportswear heel embroidery has been modified to read “KITH Air.” On the lower half, crisp white midsoles and icy blue outsoles round off the look.
As the name suggests, the Air Force 1 Low and Hi seen here draw inspiration from toll free telephone numbers. The “1-800” number code informs the shoe’s aesthetic,Nike Air Force 1 Manchester Bee. covering its premium leather uppers in references to the freephone code.For the AF1 Low in “White/Vast Grey/Sail Black,” Nike adds an all-over print of “1-800 AIR FORCE,” “CALL TODAY” and “TOLL-FREE” slogans in tonal white block fonts. In addition to this, the “1-800” code graces the “Vast Grey” heel tab and the tongue tags. Elsewhere, the traditional AF1 lace dubrae has been replaced with a silver-toned badge that’s inspired by vintage landline phone dials.Nike’s AF1 Hi “Toll Free” appears in premium black leather and is graced with the same all-over pattern, which is tonal at first glance but is also 3M-equipped, meaning it shines when light is put upon the design. It also features “1-800” heels and tongue tags, and is finished with the same dubrae.