Smitten with “Love for the 1”

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How does Nike think it should celebrate 35 years of Air Force 1’s icon status? The AF-1 NBA Low “Love for the 1” arrives 10/12 with a whopping 7 colorways. The release celebrates the hustle and flow of the game, and Nike’s permanent presence on the court. For a cool $100, you can afford to pick up more than one colorway– or all of them.

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AF-1 Low NBA “Love for the 1”

Release Date: October 12, 2017

Retail: $100.00

Colors: White, Black, University Red, Team Red, Game Royal (Blue), Neptune Green, Amarillo (Yellow)

Features: Premium leather construction; Exaggerated Swoosh logo; Nike logo laces

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Smitten with Love for the 1

AF-1’s get all the love anyway, but this time, fans are smitten. The shoe celebrates the work, the hustle, and everything in between when it comes to basketball. Love for the 1 is all about continuing the love affairsPiano19 that have been around for 35 years– between basketball and its players, as well as Nike and the game itself.

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“The new AF-1 Low NBA honors the drive and the hustle it takes to reach your dreams on the court and beyond in everyday life.”

– Nike.com

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Nike designs with intention, and with Love for the 1, they make the connection between AF-1’s and basketball very clear. Not only is the AF-1 logo featured in contrast stitching on the hell tab, there’s also a well-placed Jerry West NBA logo tab emerging from the hell counter.

Colorways for Days

Love for the 1 is available in 7 colorways, because after all, there’s a lot of territory to cover. There’s no better way to commemorate what Nike calls “team spirit and full-force hustle” (via Nike.com) than in NBA-driven colorways. White, Black, University Red, Team Red, Game Royal (Blue), Neptune Green, Amarillo (Yellow) all rock the court this October.

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Not one, but two reds are part of the AF-1 Low NBA collection: University Red (above) and Team Red (pictured later). While they’re stand-alone colorways in their own right, they are further defined by the difference in their Swoosh colors.

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White is the perfect neutral shade for the fall-winter transition, while the Neptune Green delivers a fresh splash of color for the season. Basically, Love for the 1‘s colorways provide options for every fashion choice, whether you play it safe or go for boldness.

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Labor of Love

The AF-1 design is undoubtedly tight, but its construction takes it to the next level. Premium leather wraps the entire shoe with a textured cow hide finish.

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As for the eye-catching laces, their flat design allows for a Nike print throughout.

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By all means, it works day and night to make a statement– many, actually. As a statement shoe and as a shoe honoring the journey toward greatness, Love for the 1 is bound to leave a mark on Fall 2017.

Jump On It

So which AF-1 Low NBA “Love for the 1” will end up in your closet this October? These colorways are too cool to buy in just one color, but buyer beware: they won’t last in stores too long.

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