As the not so urban legend would tell it, Bruce Kilgore’s 1982 Nike Air Force 1 was almost never the icon it is today. More than three decades since the sketch turned basketball model, turned sportswear giant, the silhouette almost faded to black. Without the help of a particular city that flies under the radar but not in this instance; Baltimore. Baltimore, helped save the AF1 from disappearing. Over the years, we’ve seen multiple launches of Baltimore inspired and stamped AF1s and now Nike in conjunction with DTLR will launch a Special Field Air Force 1 Mid paying homage to the city that saved the silhouette.
Sporting a custom embroidered strap, and hangtag, the release comes with a box donning the artwork of Ed Piskor articulating the events of 1984. A mural created by Piskor will be unveiled at the location where Cinderella Shoes once was located along with commemorative plaques at DTLR and where Charley Rudo Sports once stood.
This Baltimore SF-AF1 Mid will release on September 30th at DTLR in Mondawmin Mall and on Monument Street exclusively.