For those of us that don’t have the skills on the ones and two’s, the invention of Serato allowed us to mix music and pretend to be a pro. For the professional DJ it gave them the ability to mix together vinyl along with digital sounds opening up a whole new world of exploration and mixing. There are of course plenty of critics about how Serato takes away from actual dj’ing and how it allows anyone to pretend to be a DJ, but you can’t deny how it has changed music and the profession. So in 2007 Nike decided to commemorate it with a special Air Force 1 Low pack.
Serato x Nike Air Force 1 Low “Prototype” uploaded by DJ Clark Kent
Similar to the original Air Force 1, the Serato Scratch Live has were both revolutionary and changed their cultures. Part of the Air Force 1 25th anniversary, the project was a partnership between Rane, Head Porter and Nike made specifically for those recognized at some of the best DJ’s around. Bringing together the culture of music and sneakers, the special kicks weren’t for sale to the regular public, but a celebration of the lifestyle. Keeping it relatively simple the kicks were very simple, matching the look of a special edition version of the actual machine.
Serato x Nike Air Force 1 Low uploaded by DJ Clark Kent
Leather and ballistic nylon on the uppers, they sat atop all grey bottoms. On the heel stitched in is the Serato red logo. The red bottom version seen above were special prototype versions that DJ Clark Kent was gifted. Meaning those are rarest version of the already hard to locate sneaker. Along with the sneakers the lucky recipients received a special box, DJ bag, along with matching Serato Scratch Live unit and accessories. If you happen to see a DJ rocking the kicks or any of the equipment in the pack know that they are great at their craft and it’s worth listening to set they are about to spin.