When it comes to sneakers collaboration, we generally see 2 different design scenarios.
The brand wants to introduce a new silhouette on the market and uses the collaboration to mark the occasion.
The second case is about revisiting an iconic classic style to keep or bring the hype again on it.
With its latest partnership on the Slam Jam x Nike Air Force 1 'White', the famous Italian retailer chose the second path.
This scenario might seem easier at first but it's not.
It's hard to make a classic, it's even harder to revisit one.
Especially since collaborations became a huge marketing trend, we all saw that this is not anymore a sufficient condition for them to sell out well.
Slam Jam & Nike did a perfect job on this release with a lot of cool details which stay true to the store's history & vision.
This is not just another colorway applied to your usual AF1 silhouette.
A premium leather upper with suede detailing on the quarters in a summit white color is a perfect execution of the 'so different, so similar' concept.
My favorite update on the Slam Jam x Nike Air Force 1 is from far the perforated toe box with the Slam Jam logo stamped.
The pair also includes extra eyelets of different forms and an original double lacing system.
The upside down "Nike Air" Logo at the back reminds me of their previous Nike Blazer collaboration with the reverse swoosh on the side.
These materials and the classic air cushioning make it more comfortable than regular Air Force 1 releases.
Finally, the box is fully customized inspired once again by that Milan to NYC vibes that Slam Jam’s founder Luca Benini experienced in the mid-1980s.
In terms of sizing, the Nike Air Force 1 sometimes tends to size a little big.
On this one, it did not feel that way at all so I would recommend to go true to size.
The collaboration includes another 'Black' colorway which will be available in early January.
The raffle for the 'White' ones is now open and closing soon.
Shipping will be available worldwide.
All releases details & links are live in our release page.
If you missed our unboxing, check this article.
Waiting for that W, enjoy our on feet look with more pictures below.