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AF-100: ACRONYM x LUNAR FORCE 1

Posted on Nov 29, 2017 in Nike |

Easy on, Easy off.

Continuing the AF-100 program is the re-imagination of Errolson Hugh’s first Air Force/Lunar Force creation from 2015. The ACRONYM x Lunar Force 1 addressed and improved the AF-1 series. Hugh’s blueprint has always been about innovation and creation of functional apparel. The addition of the zipper made it easier for consumers to wear the shoe, but at the same time go out of the ‘norm’ of the usual white on white Air Force 1.

“It wasn’t like a sacred object to us, so it kind of freed us, I think, to be a little bit more radical than we would have been otherwise,” Hugh reveals.

From there, the team focused on how to best position the zipper. For Hugh, it wasn’t something he wanted to try and force into the icon’s classic shape. “Rather than trying to blend the new element into the existing design, we thought to make it as distinct as possible, and that meant almost like it’s an intervention into the shoe. We let it sit there as a juxtaposition, which is why the ends of the zipper stick out at the bottom and the top and why it’s so raw.”

Just like the Roc-a-Fella AF1s, the ACRONYM x Lunar Force 1 will be made available via a special raffle. Each purchase of an Air Force 1 at the Titan x Nike Pop-Up Space from November 25-30 entitles you to an entry to the special release.