after missing out on these in london ( because they dropped the day i went to paris )
then missing them in paris ( because colette only had 9 pairs )
i bought a pair from the bay, from a seller in the usa.
the price was the same as they retailed for in the uk, though obviously there was postage on top.
they arrived at whitfield towers a few days ago
very well packaged. they were double boxed, plus the af1 box was wrapped in clingfilm.
here's the reveal
grrr ! i hate the way nike shoes arrive laced like that but anyway, what great kicks.
look at the way they are constructed. they are vac-tech af-1's
so no stitched seams. and look at the material. a really nice camo.
obviously the pattern is different on each shoe too.
magic darts !
the eye stays are in a soft, luxurious black leather. black waxed laces with white tips
and special black and white 30th anniversary dubres are a nice finishing touch.
but wow ! look at the camo on the tip and the toe box.
the tongues are in the same camo
and the tongue tab uses the same soft black leather as the eye stays
this shot is to try and show you the vac-tech. look how the parts of the shoe are seamless
and the black swoosh is not stitched on, it's just moulded to the mid panel and the foxing.
it's a really well made shoe
the heel tab is in black leather
with black stitching. fair enough.
the sole has a big difference to any other af-1's in my collection
they have a 360 degree air bubble.
it's a black mid i guess but with a clear bubble going all the way around
with orange colouring inside.
here's the front view of the sole
hmmm, it looks like the outsole is a black ice material
oh i nearly forgot to mention. these are incredibly comfortable by the way
the sock liner uses a padded, soft, perforated black glove leather. very lush.
so here's another look at the whole picture
maybe not everybody's cup of tea but i think they are really decent.
or should i say "these shoes are a problem"
or simply "fire"