As sneaker culture continues to grip younger generations, Nike is ensuring that even the youngest fans have plenty to talk about. Adding to an already bustling kids-exclusive lineup with inventive takes on the Dunk Low and Air Max 1, the brand has now introduced a playful Air Force 1 Low dubbed the “Big Tongue.” While the appearance of spruce-colored rope laces and bulbous profile swooshes are a mainstay feature throughout the pack, the Bruce Kilgore design opts for a Spring-inspired color blocking.
This isn’t just a run-of-the-mill Air Force 1 Low; it’s part of a thematic series that revolves around exaggerated tongue designs. Staying true to the pack, this new release sports an elongated nylon tongue that gives it a unique, almost avant-garde aesthetic. Yet, what makes the shoe more captivating is its vibrant colorway that blends harmoniously with its eye-catching design.
The palette on the “Big Tongue” Air Force 1 Low is as refreshing as a summer afternoon. Anchored by a clean white base, it lets its colors do the talking—quite literally. The rubber outsole and thick laces are awash in a refreshing green, setting the stage for the other standout hues. Then comes the lemon—a color that punctuates the elongated tongue, eyestay, heel overlays, and notably, the protruding jewel Swoosh which graces the profile side. What’s more, a lasting swatch of neon is painted along the heel’s embroidered logo while the laces’ dark teal tint returns to treat the tread in conclusion.
Why are Air Force 1s so popular?
The classic yet stylish look, proportions, availability, comfort and wearability all factor into the Air Force 1s popularity. Air Force 1s look great with most casual outfits and have a rich history that appeals to sneaker fanatics
The 40 Year Anniversary of the Air Force 1
- 1982 – 1991: AF1s Hit the Courts and the Streets and Ignite Sneaker Culture
- Late 1988 – 2000s: Air Force 1s Become Synonymous with Hip Hop
- 2000s: The AF1 Goes Global
- 2007: Forces Get a Luxe New Look
- 2022: The Nike Air Force 1 Hits 40