Following the super successful release of Jacquemus x Nike‘s pink and blue Air Humara silhouettes, the design duo are back with another iconic team-up, this time reviving the classic Air Force 1 silhouette.
Dubbed “J Force 1s,” the new collaboration has been described as “a shoe for the dreamers among us,” according to the brand’s press release. Though the shoe was first teased some time ago, first-look images of the sneaker surfaced via an eBay listing this week. Now, we’re getting an official look at the soon-to-be coveted collaboration, showcasing white leather uppers, a mesh tongue and “JF1” branding on its metallic lace dubrae.
“I’ve always wanted to work on the Air Force 1, which is for me one of the most iconic NIKE shoes, with a more chic and softer gaze. My ambition was to revisit the pair from a minimal standpoint, that allows it to be worn as a dress shoe with a suit. I’ve also been much inspired by climbing shoes, especially by the Nike Terra Ci ACG, that I have been collecting for years. I also wanted to bring a woven, technical aspect to the silhouette, which can often be found throughout my collections. I liked the idea of separating the shoe in half and creating a puzzle on its unique assembly,” explains Simon Porte Jacquemus.
Elsewhere, the sneaker boasts Swoosh-branded leather aglets on its laces, paired with unique woven sole units crafted with wraparound nylon cording. The shoe also comes complete with debossed co-branding on its heel tab and is rounded out by small metallic Swooshes appearing on its side panels, in a similar vein to the Humara. So far, just a white colorway has been teased, but a black iteration is also rumored to join the lineup.
Take a closer look at the Jacquemus x Nike J Force 1 Low in both colorways above, with the shoe slated for release on Jacquemus from June 13 and via Nike on June 20, priced at $170 USD.
In other footwear news, Nike just dropped its Air Jordan Low 5 in “Dongdan.”