nikeairforces | 13.07.2010 11:23
Another feature that identifies an Air Force shoe is a small medallion, removable which is located at the bottom of the laces, which is medallion with holes on each side that allows you to remove it by removing the shoelaces. The medallion is made of silver metal is engraved with inscriptions "AF-1" and "82" showing the year it was first made. The original form of the medal was circular, but after it was redesigned to mark the 25th anniversary which has taken a rectangular shape, also the silver medal has been replaced by a white plastic that has the same inscriptions. VVX The Air Force was presented to mark the anniversary.
Air Force 1 were produced for the first time in 1982 and then discontinued in 1983. The shoes were later re-released three years after the break (1986), this time it was the logo of the modern italic Nike lower rear shoes. Nothing important has changed shoes since. However, the original stitching on the side panels is not common with modern versions of the shoes. Since then there have been over 1,700 color variations have been produced, this translates directly to an estimated income of U.S. $ 800 million year.
Nike Air Force 1 shoe is considered the most popular among the young, hip hop artists and basketball players of the street. In 2002, rapper Nelly and St. Lunatics collaborated on a single that was one of the shoes.
Five years after the creation of the Air Force 1, Nike, Inc. Air Force introduced two shoes, which basically is a newer variation of the original has a typical single plane and comes in many colors. As Air Force 1, Air Force 2 was re-released in the 2000s. They also come in different designs, either low-cut or boot-shaped style. This later version can be customized in any style, but mostly are black or white with any color used to fill the back heel and Nike logo.
March Air Force was introduced in 1988 and is the most popular of the three versions and more durable.
Original article on IMC Scotland: http://www.indymediascotland.org/node/20275