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Spring 2010: Air Force Ones

Since 1982, Nike and its fans have been constantly reinventing the Air Force 1. A classic basketball shoe, the Air Force 1 has been adopted for the street and for style time and time again. While the shoe has become synonymous with street style, it remains rooted in sports. With a busy sporting schedule in Feb. — the football seasons grand finale just days away in Miami, followed by a basketball spectacle in Dallas — Nike releases 3 new shoes, including the Air Force 1 Supreme Hi QS, the Air Force 1 Hi Supreme TZ and the Women’s Air Force 1 Stud Premium LE QS.

Air Force 1 Supreme Hi QS

Inspired by the outdoors and workwear, Nike’s new Air Force 1 Supreme Hi QS are made from a premium quality leather. The upper invokes memories of the crafted leatherwork traditionally used in boots with a deep red/brown. The contrast stitching, two-tone laces, and metal lace holes add to the workmanship feel of the shoe. The Air Force 1 Supreme Hi QS will be available on the 3rd of February at select Nike Sportswear stores.

Air Force 1 Hi Supreme TZ

Nike continues a long running tradition of creating Air Force 1s celebrating Basketball’s annual game of the best. This year with a subtle design uses premium-perforated leather to give depth and detail to create a simple, clean Air Force 1 Hi. The signature Red, White and Blue of the highly anticipated game of the best basketball players in the nation are represented in a refined heel logo. The shape of the logo draws references from the hosting city, with the East and West coast teams in blue and red respectively.

The Air Force 1 Hi Supreme TZ will be available on the 6th of February at select Nike Sportswear stores, a week prior to the festivities of the big weekend.

Women’s Air Force 1 Stud Premium LE QS

The Air Force 1 hasn’t seen an exclusive women’s release in a while, but this design is worth waiting for. Made from premium quality black leather upper to create a sleek and sharp look. With its subtle detailing, the design minimizes print and embroidery, instead making a mark with its heel rivets and fastening. The rivets add to the shoes dark and sophisticated feel.

The Women’s Air Force 1 Stud Premium LE QS will launch on February 6 at select Nike Sportswear stores.

About Nike Sportswear

Nike Sportswear is a product line rooted in the company’s passion for sport while at the same time remixing and improving iconic designs with new technologies. With almost four decades of sport history at its foundation, Nike Sportswear seeks to channel the genuine rebel spirit of Nike’s roots by crafting product that challenges the expected, asking designers to push athletic innovation to its extreme, remixing iconic designs with new technologies and making the best product for today’s needs. Nike Sportswear launched on 8.8.08 with eight iconic Nike products celebrating the legacy of Nike design. It includes: Air Force 1, Windrunner, AW 77 Hoodie, Nike Dunk, Air Max 90, Eugene Track Jacket, Cortez and Nike Sportswear Tee. For more information, visit www.nikesportswear.com.

About NIKE, Inc.

NIKE, Inc. based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned Nike subsidiaries include Cole Haan, which designs, markets and distributes luxury shoes, handbags, accessories and coats; Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic footwear, apparel and accessories; Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes action sports and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Umbro Ltd., a leading United Kingdom-based global football (soccer) brand. For more information, visit NikeInc.com.