AF1 2012

I was talking with Swoboda earlier and he mentioned the Supreme AF1’s . Since I’ve really been getting back into AF1’s I decided to make a PERSONAL top 5 AF1 list of 2012. Again, this is my PERSONAL list, and yes it does include GR’s; but not everything I like is limited. Nike kind of seems to be attempting an AF1 revival, as I remember more great colorways this year than the past couple years. Check out my top 5 below……….. and I’m cheating by using the Supreme x AF1 even though there’s no date and pics were just leaked.

Honorable Mention

Nike AF1 High “USA”

If these didn’t have a translucent outsole, these would have easily made my list. I don’t do translucent outsoles unless they are colored, and yes I miss out on a lot of great sneakers because of it.


Nike AF1 High “Pine Green”

Yes, this sneaker is readily available. But it is also the only sneaker I can see myself wearing that contains this much green. The black accent on the swoosh makes it pop and almost has a 3D effect to me. The white midsole, swoosh, and laces are the perfect way to offset the all green upper, sock liner, strap, and outsole.


Nike AF1 High “London”

Inspired by the Olympic Summer Games, this sneaker just reminds me of some Vandals I always loved. If you just heard about the colorway without seeing the sneaker, you might think a silver swoosh is too much, but I think it looks great.


NIKEiD AF1 Elephant Print Option

Unfortunately, I missed out on the elephant print option that was temporarily offered for the Nike AF1 High iD, and it’s one of only a couple sneakers I wanted that I missed out on in 2012. The pair shown above isn’t bad, and I think I may have actually used that exact sneaker, but changed the swoosh to a “New Green” or “Soar Blue” color and the outsole to a solid white.


Nike AF1 Low Supreme “Year of the Dragon”

The midsole is what makes this entire sneaker for me. I’m not sure why, but I love how  white midsoles look sitting on white outsoles. The materials are crazy and the details are subtle, but when you see them they pop.


Supreme x Nike AF1

These sneakers have not released and haven’t even been given a date yet. And no, my personal hype for these kicks is not based on the fact that it’s a collab with Supreme, although that is definitely an added bonus. My personal hype is because of the following: Navy x White x Gum Bottoms. End of story.


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