Stussy adapts the Nike Air Force 1 for the beaches of California

Stussy adapts the Nike Air Force 1 for the beaches of California

The Stussy Air Force 1 features intriguing details inspired by the brand’s surf heritage.

Stussy Air Force 1

Update: December 11, 4 pm (Singapore time) 
Dover Street Market Singapore is holding a raffle for the black colorway of the Stussy x Nike Air Force 1. The raffle closes on December 11 at 5 pm. Stay tuned for details on future releases.

Update: December 2, 11:20 am (Singapore time) 
According to new rumors, the Stussy x Nike Air Force 1 will drop in “Black” and “Fossil Stone” colorways on December 11. Stay tuned for more updates on a Singapore release.

Leaked Stussy Air Force 1 Is Ready For Your Next Visit to The BeachInstagram/@repgod888

Stussy takes the Air Force 1 from the streets of New York to the beaches of California. For their upcoming release with Nike, Stussy has covered the classic Air Force 1 in natural, rough-hewn hemp. Combined with the “fossil stone” colorway, the Stussy x Air Force 1 is decidedly laid back and beach-ready.

Even though this colorway heavily resembles the Air Zoom Spiridon Cage 2 “fossil”, the details and construction of this sneaker really set it apart. For one, most of the branding on the Stussy Air Force 1 has been embroidered on with threading that is slightly lighter than the rest of the upper. The embroidered texture of the lateral Swooshes, heel tab and Stussy logos on the toe box allow these details to stand out, without being too pronounced.

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Speaking of the Stussy logo, the embroidered emblem on the toe box goes back to the double S logo, which is a timeless play on the Chanel double C graphic. The final bit of branding appears on the tongue tab, where the handwritten Stussy logo is applied. This logo gives a pop of black, which helps to break the overall monotony of the colorway. Rounding off this monotone design is the sneaker’s stone midsole, outsole and laces.

As seen with prior Stussy x Nike releases, the monotone, stone colorways often become the fan-favorite sneaker, and it will be no different with this Stussy x Air Force 1.

All images: Instagram/ @Earlygvng

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