Originally Posted by The Collector
The Nike Air Force 1 was a big hit in Baltimore at its ‘82 release, its profile helped out by the endorsement of hustlers who had plenty of cash to spend on sneakers. As Rudo put it in this rare documentary on the seminal shoe, “If you had Air Force 1s, you were the s-h-i-t.” Due to the shoe’s street endorsement and resulting coveted status in Charm City, Blinken and Rudo were eager not to let the best seller simply disappear from their shelves. So they flew to Nike’s headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., in ‘83 to pitch a radical idea that would bring new life to the model.
This is from the article. You talking about what NY did in the 90s. I'm talking about what Baltimore did in the 80s. Your loud and wrong champ. Ha ha ha
Lol.... Loud? How where are my capital letters , how do I sound loud. Adidas had the 80s on lock due to run dmc and the impact they had. Af1s were popping in nyc , I remember dope boys with travel fox, ballys, Stan smiths, and af1's so to say that it wasn't popping in NY is wrong. There were too many options at the time to have one particular brand and style that everyone wore. If your claim to fame is keeping the af1 relevant , you got it G... Do your thang