The noble green taps into the varsity colours of an 80s Collegiate Basketball team, a shade not too different from the Michigan State “Spartan Green” Dunk retro from 2020. Pushing the old-school motif are the sail hits that can be found on the laces, tongue and midsole stitching, implying an aged element behind this Air Force 1 drop. Another interesting change to the upper is the OG stitching taken from the shoe’s debut ’82 version, giving the white leather sidewall a much more stripped back finish. Taking hints from an even older Nike Basketball shoe that was released in ’73, the exposed mesh tongue nods to the Nike Blazer that launched nearly ten years before the Air Force 1. Inside the shoe, the standard “Nike Air” has been swapped for a retro yellow flag with a red swoosh, the words below reading “NIKE The Sports & Athletics Company”, hinting at the brand’s early years.