Nike has been known to experiment with culturally-influenced colorways in the past, as we saw late last year with the “De Lo Mío” AF1 made in tribute to the Dominican Republic. Now, the Swoosh is prepping a special iteration of the classic silhouette made specifically for the people of Puerto Rico.
Paying homage to the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade that goes down in New York City at the beginning of June, this interesting colorway mixes the classic white-on-white style of the AF1 with an intricate design inspired by the murals you’d find in San Juan, Yauco, Puerta de Tierra and Luquillo amongst other areas that make up the “Rich Port.” The coquí frog makes up the main portion of the vibrant print, and it also appears on the insoles in a more classic animation style of how the commonwealth’s native amphibians look. A translucent outsole, “PR” branding on the tongue tabs and heel, plus a speckled Swoosh inspired by the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan complete the design story on this classic silhouette. We definitely look forward to seeing these at the parade next month!
Since the Puerto Rican Day Parade goes down on June 9, expect this PR-inspired Nike Air Force 1 to drop around that time and retail for $100 USD on Nike.com. See it in better detail below: