During the culture boom in the 1980s, the Chinese embraced creativity and innovation, and the word â€œNai Ke (è€å…‹)â€ became a household name. The Air Force 1 helped drive the cultural movement forward and quickly became a badge marking its wearer as a fashion icon. As basketball became one of the most popular sports in China, the fact that many famous international basketball players chose the Air Force 1 as their preferred footwear only strengthened its hold on the community. Anyone who harbored thoughts of basketball greatness also dreamed of owning a pair of Air Force 1 shoes.
For 2015, Nike's Air Force 1 has been reworked from the ground up, bringing the model back to its â€˜80s silhouette. Each shoe is wrapped in premium red cowhide leather with a red white Swoosh and classic white and red outsole. In addition, Nike in Chinese characters, â€œè€å…‹(Nai Ke)â€, accents the heel of the sneaker. Standout details include the iconic pivot-point outsole, crown perforated toe box, ankle strap and the Air-Sole unit hidden inside the midsole.
The Nike Air Force 1 High â€œNai Keâ€ (Gym Red/Summit White) is available soon at RUVilla.com and at a Villa location near you!