words // Brandon Richard
Last summer, Nike Air Force 1 enthusiasts were held down by the DJ Clark Kent designed "Five Boroughs Pack," a five-sneaker ode to the City That Never Sleeps, which was also embraced by out-of-towners across the globe. The leather and wool-based sneakers featured chenille Swoosh branding, gum rubber outsoles and custom logos saluting the corresponding borough. The borough concept appears to be making a return this summer, executed with a series of clean, white-based Air Force 1 colorways.
The upcoming "White Borough Pack" blends the aesthetic of the classic white-on-white Air Force 1 (or Uptown, depending on where you're from) with minimal color detailing for those who want to rep their 'hood at the same time. Each shoe comes with a set of colored laces, custom abbreviated tongue badge and borough lasering on the heels. Displayed on the right shoe is the name of the borough (Harlem looks like it'll be the Manhattan representative in this group), while the left shoe is adorned with a map of the represented neighborhood.
Look for the "White Borough" Air Force 1s to release at Nike Sportswear retailers in August. Stick with Sole Collector for updates.