Nike has teamed up with LA-based artist and activist Lauren Halsey to celebrate South Central Los Angeles on a special-edition Air Force 1 High.
Dressed in a Black, Rage Green, and Bright Crimson color scheme. This Nike Air Force 1 High features a Black leather upper with suede overlays and textured leather on the heel. Green and Crimson covers the mismatched laces which also includes interchangeable straps and Swooshes in your choice of translucent, patent, and reflective options. Finishing off the design are a few personal touches that include Lauren’s social media handle “SUMMAEVERYTHANG” on the lateral heel, “Neighborhood,” “Autonomy” and “Pride” written on the tongue tags, and South Central-inspired collage insoles.
Look for this Nike Air Force 1 High “Los Angeles” to release on December 7th at select retailers and Nike.com.
Color: Black/Black-Rage Green-Bright Crimson
Style Code: CU3052-001
Release Date: December 7, 2019
UPDATE: South Central LA artist Lauren Halsey is set to release her own Air Force 1 High as part of Nike’s latest “All For 1” series, which dons colors and familiar designs seen around the city of LA.
The shoe remixes the Triple Black High into an ode to Los Angeles, celebrating the ones who cultivate community through creativity. Inspired by colors, familiar typographic design and iconic posters plastered around the city, Halsey’s collection is a visual and tangible tale of South Central LA. The shoe’s tongue tag is woven in with block text true to posters seen across the city for decades, its sockliner has a collage of South LA storefronts and it features dubrae with hand-lettered screen printing in font similar to Halsey’s Hieroglyph Crenshaw Project — a public installation of hieroglyphic carvings that allows communities in South Central LA to author their own stories.
The Nike Air Force 1 High “Los Angeles” will release on December 7th at select retailers in LA and Nike.com.