Around this time last year, Shawn Stussy teamed up with the Swoosh for a pair of AF1s, namely the "Black" and "Fossil Stone". Two of the hottest releases of 2020, they were done up with a unique hemp construction and were both packed full of details that nodded to the Laguna Beach brand. As we head towards 2022, we're now taking our very first look at the Stüssy x Nike Air Force 1 Mid!
Unlike the streetwear label's previous Air Force 1s, their next iteration opts for a more conventional all-leather upper. Done up in a monochromatic black and white colour scheme, a Swoosh shoots across the lateral and medial side panels while an ankle strap offers up the ultimate lockdown fit.
Speaking of which, "Stussy" is finely embroidered onto the strap in all caps, while co-branded detailing adorns the tongue tag. A jewelled emblem arrives around the heel as seen on their previous two pairs, and the toebox features the iconic interlocking S insignia. Rounding it all off is a crisp Nike Air midsole underfoot which is finished with a black rubber outsole, finalising the simple yet striking design.
Expected to drop sometime in 2022, the Stüssy x Nike Air Force 1 Mid "Black" is a must-have in our eyes. Let us know if you'll be going for these when they arrive next year, and while you're here, you might as well get up close with the Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Mid "Black"!