Original Story (05/17/21): Two new versions of the Nike Air Force 1 are slated to arrive later this year. Both are themed after animals commonly found in ancient folklore: the turtle and the crane.

There are many variants of fables involving a turtle and a crane throughout different cultures. In a Japanese version, a turtle welcomes a crane to rest on its back during a great flood. The crane then reciprocates the kind gesture years later during a terrible drought, carrying the turtle a long distance to a thriving lake. Though the crane and turtle are vastly different, they both offer to help each other in times on need. Other versions of the story don’t have such a happy ending.

The “Turtle” Air Force 1 comes dressed in a Medium Olive tumbled leather upper with khaki suede Swooshes and heel panels. The “Crane” colorway features similar construction, though dressed in mostly white save for the black on the eyelets panels, tongue, and outsole and the red accent on the tongue tag. Both feature their respective animals embroidered onto the lateral heel.

Look for the Nike Air Force 1 “Turtle” and “Crane” to release later this year via Nike.com and select retailers. Check out both colorways below and stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for updates.

Update (08/27/21): Nike has announced the inspiration and release date for its “Turtle” and “Crane” Air Force 1s. Nike nods to the long-standing popularity of the Air Force 1 by pulling inspiration from the Japanese saying “tsuru wa sennen, kame wa mannen,” which translates to “Crane is a thousand years, turtle is a million years.” Catch them both on SNKRS (Turtle / Crane) on September 9th.

Nike Air Force 1 ’07 LX “Turtle”
Color: Medium Olive/Coriander-Cargo Khaki
Style Code: DA8482-200
Release Date: September 9, 2021
Price: $120 USD

Nike Air Force 1 ’07 LX “Crane”
Color: White/Photon Dust-Black-Chile Red
Style Code: DA8482-100
Release Date: September 9, 2021
Price: $120 USD


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