Mr. Cartoon x Nike Air Force 1 2005 Collection

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Mister Cartoon is a Los Angeles based tattoo artist that has inked a lot of very well-known celebrities and athletes all over the world. His work has also been seen in the sneaker culture as well. Nike partnered up the artist in early 2005 to release a series of Air Force 1’s that were done up in his signature tattoo style. 2005 cranked out technically 4 different pairs which many #sneakerholics have been salivating for years to obtain.

Mr. Cartoon x Nike Air Force 1 Low Hyperstrike

The initial pair released in early 2005 was an Air Force 1 Low that pays homage to his hometown sluggers, the Los Angeles Dodgers. The upper consisted of an all grey leather upper with navy blue toe wrap, lace guard and heel panel. The very distinct feature of this pair was its lasering details found on the toe box and mid panel of the shoe. The toe box featured a spider web and the mid panel displayed a city skyline and skull with a fedora. Unique “LA” embroidery is also found on the heel panel as well. This edition was very limited to a known 100 pairs that were given to friends and family of the artist.

Mr. Cartoon x Nike Air Force 1 Low uploaded by Jeff Ortega

Mr. Cartoon x Nike Air Force 1 Low uploaded by Jeff Ortega

A quickstrike version was released several months later for the public to get their hands on. This pair was very similar to the friends and family pair but instead of the spider web, it featured his signature clown logo on the toe box instead.

Mr. Cartoon x Nike Air Force 1 Low uploaded by @travtaug.jpg

Mr. Cartoon x Nike Air Force 1 Low uploaded by @travtaug

The second pair to release was a Cinco de Mayo Air Force 1 Low that celebrated Mexico’s national holiday. This pair was adorned with an all patent leather upper with Mexico’s flag colors. The same “LA” embroidery is found on this pair as well. The Nike tongue label is replaced with the eagle found on the Mexican flag to give it a special touch.

Mr. Cartoon x Nike Air Force 1 Low uploaded by Jeff Ortega

Mr. Cartoon x Nike Air Force 1 Low uploaded by Jeff Ortega

The last pair to release in the series is called “Brown Pride”. This pair has a linen and Baroque brown smooth leather upper. A brown patent leather Swoosh is featured with contrast white stitching for extra detailing. Mister Cartoons famous clown is featured as well but on the heel panel this time. All over the upper you see pin striping details as well, an homage to his deep lowrider love.

The original Mister Cartoon Air Force 1’s are highly sought after to this day and obtaining all pairs is quite a task. We are fortunate to have 3 of the 4 on the wiki. We are still looking for the friends and family hypestrike edition. If you happen to be on the of the very few who own it we would love for it to be uploaded. What are your thoughts on this 2005 pack from Mr. Cartoon?

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