Original Story (05/05/22): Nike’s 40th anniversary celebration of the Air Force 1 includes a few special edition iterations of the silhouette that pay homage to specific locales, such as Los Angeles and Little Accra in New York City. The latest to be unveiled is the Air Force 1 “Bronx Origins,” paying homage to the birthplace of hip-hop.

The birth of hip-hop is documented to have taken place on August 11, 1973 at a “back to school jam” birthday party in the Bronx hosted by DJ Kool Herc. At the event, Herc broke out his innovative technique of looping break beats on the 1s and 2s to create a new jam to dance to, while Herc’s friend Coke La Rock hopped on the mic to hype up the crowd and add rhymes over the beat. The rest is history.

The Air Force 1 “Bronx Origins” reference this momentous occasion with vinyl graphics on the insoles and “1973” on one of the gold lace dubraes. “1982” appears on the other dubrae, nodding to another iconic birth, that of the Air Force 1 silhouette. Other details include a white tumbled leather upper, black Swooshes with vinyl record-like ridges, and “BRONX ORIGINS” wording seen through the clear outsoles.

Grab a first look at the Nike Air Force 1 Anniversary “Bronx Origins” below. Look for these to drop later this year on Nike.com and at select retailers. Stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for updates.

Nike Air Force 1 Anniversary “Bronx Origins”
Color: White/Black-Metallic Gold
Style Code: DX2305-100
Release Date: 2022

Update (06/24/22): Nike shares official images of the Air Force 1 “Bronx Origins.” Check them out below:

First look photos via teddyssole:

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