Sneaker Spotlight: Nike Air Force 1 “JD Gum Sole”

If you follow us on Twitter then you probably noticed that there are a handful of design elements that seem to always get us hyped about a shoe. One of those things is the timeless gum bottom. It seems that no matter what silhouette the gum outsole is added to, it always makes the design look better. Few sneakers are a better example of that theory than the iconic Nike Air Force 1.

Nike Air Force 1 JD Gum Sole uploaded by Navski72

Nike Air Force 1 JD Gum Sole uploaded by Navski72

Normally, an all white Nike Air Force 1 with a gum sole is a go to choice for #sneakerholics but when retailer JD Sports created this colorway in 2005, the gum outsole was ditched in favor of a gum midsole. If the stories are true, the gum midsole design was an accident that happened during sample stages of the design. Thankfully they decided to continue with the design in this way because even to this day it remains one of the most unique sneakers on the wiki.

Is this Air Force 1 a part of your collection?

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