Sneaker Showcase: Nike Air Force 1 Low “Borough Pack”

Nike Air Force 1 Five Boroughs Pack_06

If you leave it up to the #sneakerholics in New York City, all things sneakers starts and ends within the five Boroughs. Though I am sure some West Coast heads would disagree with this idea, there is no denying the love for the Air Force 1 in that city.
Nike Air Force 1 Low "Borough Pack"Back in 2010, Nike shows the Air Force 1 capital some love with a five Boroughs pack on the Air Force 1 Low Supreme. But before digging into the pack, lets flash back a little and look at the origins of the Air Force 1. Designed back in the 1980s by Bruce Kilgore, the model was worn on the court by players such as Michael Cooper who have been quoted saying “We loved the Air Force One. They were comfortable, and they were one of the few shoes we could play in back then that would last more than just a game or two.”

Nike Air Force 1 Low "Borough Pack"
Since its initial days on the court, the Air Force 1 quickly became a lifestyle staple and settled down in New York City. Growing up with the hip-hop scene, it was often difficult to separate the two. For the five Boroughs Pack, Nike tapped into the essence of the relationship between the Air Force 1 and New York City and even broke it down by borough.
Nike Air Force 1 "Bronx" uploaded by WillemVB
Nike Air Force 1 “Bronx” uploaded by WillemVB

Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island were all represented on the 5 sneakers, each with their own name pressed into the laces. For the uppers, white leather served as a base on with colored wool on the toe box, heel, and lace stays. Staten Island came through with black and orange accents, Queens rocked green and yellow, Manhattan stayed true with a burgundy and grey, Brooklyn rocked black and pink, while the Bronx brought it all home with blue and red.

Nike Air Force 1 "Brooklyn" uploaded by yankeetomer
Nike Air Force 1 “Brooklyn” uploaded by yankeetomer
All five models rocked gum bottoms and a special logo on the lateral heel. Though they were not a super limited release, fans of the Air Force 1 quickly snatched these up, especially those that lived in said boroughs. Recently, Nike has shown similar love to cities around the US with the Nike Lunar Force 1, and as #sneakerholics, we are hoping they keep it going. We are still missing 3 of the 5 boroughs so if anyone can add those to the wikipedia it would be greatly appreciated.

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