Back in 2006 Nike collaborated with New York artist Stash once again for a special two-pack of sneakers. Stash had worked with Nike on a number of other projects, including kicks like another Air Force 1, as well as the Air Classic BW. This release became one of Stash’s most popular designs, thanks to being placed on two of the most iconic shoes in Nike history, the Air Force 1 Low and Air Max 95, named the “Blue Pack”. For this special pack the artist was inspired by the Nike ACG line using high end materials like regrind rubber, Climafit and water resistant textiles.
Stash x Nike Air Force 1 Low uploaded by BRINX
The Air Force 1 features a myriad of blue shades to go with brown along the toebox and lace panels. A small bit of white used on the liner breaks up the upper nicely. Besides the mixture of materials used on the Air Force 1, a blue midsole was another addition not often seen on the sneaker. A translucent outsole adds the finishing touches on this impressive colorway.
Stash x Nike Air Max 95 uploaded by airon0828
The running addition to the pack comes in the form of the Air Max 95. No brown is seen on this sneaker, made up mostly in black, grey and blues. Key features of this runner are the speckled sole and waterproof upper, replacing the usual mesh found on the Air Max 95.
The quickstrike pack was highly sought after, especially in Stash’s home of New York City. Much like the Dunk Low “Pigeon” release the police were called in to help handle the situation at the sneaker’s release locations. Some lucky #sneakerholics were even able to have Stash sign the kicks and boxes. Already a rare pairing to have, it was announced that Stash’s closest friends and family received special lasered pairs of the sneakers. Are you one of the lucky few to have these in your sneaker collection?