Bruce Kilgore’s iconic 40-year-old design is intertwined with New York City, with neighborhoods like Harlem owning the silhouette via the “Uptown” moniker. Yet, the Boogie Down borough’s creation of hip-hop – and the culture surrounding it – helped make the Air Force 1 the go-to shoe among the flyest cats participating in graffiti, disc jockeying, break dancing and mastering ceremonies. As such, one of the sneaker’s anniversary-celebrating propositions is the “Bronx Origins” release. Simple in colorway, the white and black-colored pair nods to the Bronx’s role in the shoes’ origins across the upper and sole unit. Metallic gold lace dubraes on right and left shoes reference “1973” and “1982,” hip-hop’s inception and the AF-1’s debut, respectively; traditional “NIKE AIR” branding on the sock-liners is replaced with a vinyl record boasting “BRONX ORIGINS” text at the center; the same two-word phrase is visible through the semi-translucent outsoles underfoot. Lastly, the vinyl-reminiscent profile swoosh-donning Air Force 1 Low features “Anniversary Edition” messaging on the tongue label, joining a slew of other special takes on Kilgore’s 1982 design prepped for its 40th anniversary.