- Feb 3, 2002
* UPDATED February 15, 2007 *
ing bid for each P100,000
- Last day for bid is tomorrow FEB 3
> Winners gets the following:
- 1 roundtrip ticket each, business class to Singapore to claim their shoes there
- Accommodations at one of the finest hotels in Singapore
- Tour of the Nike Air Force Space in Singapore
- A visit to the only Tier Zero door in South East Asia- Limited Edt., plus an invite to their party
> Proceeds from the auction will go to Special Olympics Philippines
- Check will be made directly to them
Get a sneak peek of the Old 6 AF1s tonight at NIKE AIR FORCE SPACE
* UPDATED January 23, 2007 *
Be among the first to experience the story of FORCE - its past, present and future!
Nike Air Force Space barkada or baranggay.
Have fun people!!!
* UPDATED January 15, 2007 *
Nike Philippines celebrates 25 years of Force!
Please join us this Thursday, January 18, 7pm @ Fiamma for a special night dedicated to our most iconic shoe - the AIR FORCE ONE.
Time to rock your best AF1s!
Hope to see you there.
ed our own thread because of the good news that I bring for the coming year 2007. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Air Force 1, a lot is in store for local AF1 lovers and sneakerheads in general. Something special is in the works and I will update this post as soon as new info is available.
For now, I'll share with you press materials courtesy of Nike. The CD-ROM contains the same pictures and text found in the brochure below. Let me know if you want the high resolution pics.
In keeping with the theme of this thread, feel free to post pics of your AF1s. I know Jathyboy has a lot of special stuff which I'm looking forward to seeing in person next year during the exhibit.
You don't have to be based in the Philippines to participate in this post. Just as long as you love balut and believe Jay-Z is part Filipino, then you're all welcome to post away.
That's all for now.
See you all soon.
At Nike the focus of craftsmanship is enhancement. The quest to make products better never ends. Nike designers dedicate themselves to the challenge of meeting the needs of athletes and surpassing one level only to eclipse the next. With this in mind, the 25th year celebration of the Air Force 1 was inspired by a singular goal: to honor the brands innovative past by taking into account the needs of AF1 athletes and consumers and improving the product based on their insights.
Meeting the needs of athletes means bringing them unexpected improvements and innovative design. This was Nike designer Bruce Kilgores original framework for the AF1 and its the same principle thats guiding the development of the product today. For 2007 Nike will introduce an updated AF1 collection of basketball footwear and apparel.
The latest collection of Air Force 1 footwear vividly expresses Nikes commitment to authentic craftsmanship and raises that level of craftsmanship to a point beyond anything done in the past. To achieve this level every step of the design process was scrutinized and strengthened. The result is a collection of basketball shoes that not only continues the legacy of the Force footwear collection , but updates that legacy and refines its original impact. The mark left by that impact serves as the announcement for a new level of innovation and a new standard of incredible craftsmanship - a set of guiding principles that will be met by every Air Force basketball shoe now and in the future.
Dedicated to the philosophy of thorough and detailed craftsmanship, each new collection of the Air Force 1 product includes several new design enhancements or that comprise these guiding principles and new standard of craftsmanship. Each AF1 is bound by precise stitching using a re-engineered technique and the overall form of the shoe entails laser etching: a procedure which employs the best technology available. The white color of the iconic white-on-white AF1 shoe has been made richer and more vividly white by using a 10A full grain leather finish. The laces of each AF1 shoe have been refined and stain guarded; re-crafted cushioned inserts(have improved the quality of the collar lining and the tongue. The general comfort of the shoe has been elevated by improving cushioning in the heel, the cupsole, and the footbed. Even the famous stars on the AF1 stars have been re-engineered as a nod to those who have aligned themselves with the Force brand for more than two decades. In the end, every improvement and update to the Air Force 1 collection is both a response to consumer need and a continuing commitment to Nike craftsmanship. And each addition builds off the principle that the AF1 is a product that personifies the athletes it was designed for and embodies the culture it has lived for.
The entire process of building the Air Force 1 has been relentlessly inspected for the sole purpose of improving every detail of production. Five years were spent improving the process in order for the design expectations of the new Air Force 1 to be met. Tools utilized for constructing the AF1 have been redeveloped to insure the absolute highest level of quality. Everything from tip reinforcement, collar lining, cushioned inserts, and cupsole stitching has been examined and made better by adding new tools and techniques that have enhanced the making of the AF1 and create the most beautiful shoe possible. The drive to innovate and place superior craftsmanship above all else informed every step of this five-year process and the creation of this next generation of basketball shoes reflects this philosophy. The standards set by the new Force product will be met by every AF1, thus making these innovations a watershed moment in the history of not only Nike basketball, but the culture of basketball as a whole.
The improvements made to the Air Force 1 is where the story starts, but, innovation is an infinite journey and the desire to bring an unexpected and genre-defining product has resulted in a shoe that means just as much to the game of basketball now as the debut of the AF1 did 25 years ago.
For 2007, following the introduction of the new AF1 apparel and footwear collection comes the birth of the new Air Force 25 signifying a new chapter in the story of Force and a brilliant new chapter in the story of footwear design. How would the template of support, comfort and ultimate performance apply to the needs of todays athlete? How would a basketball shoe that defined innovative craftsmanship in 1982 look if it were manifested in a product crafted in 2007? The answer to these questions led to the creation of the AF25: a basketball shoe that reaches a new level of Force footwear engineering and, simultaneously, a new level of performance technology.
Twenty-five years of basketball knowledge, history and players is built into the AF25, twenty-five years of learning based on the insight of the original AF1. Nike designer for the Air Force 25, Tracy Teague, has crafted a basketball product that gives ultimate respect to the performance mandate Bruce Kilgore established in 82 and shows ultimate pride in the cultural impact the AF1 has had ever since. The goal with the AF25 is to celebrate the history of Nikes involvement in the game of basketball by crafting a performance basketball product in a way that has never been done before.
The very stance of the Air Force 25 was deliberately made as iconic as that of the original AF1 by emphasizing the strong, horizontal line of the cupsole and stitching that wraps around the entire design. Intuitive patterning, a strong Swoosh design identification and even the toe of the AF25, while remaining fresh and new, all echo in an iconic sense the silhouette of the AF1. By approaching the creation of the AF25sshoe performance attributes through the same lens of craftsmanship utilized in 1982, what has been achieved is the modern day equivalent of the Air Force 1s in durability and comfort. The AF25 combines the technology of Max Air cushioning (in the heel) with Zoom Air (layered on top); a technological advancement that will completely enhance what performance cushioning means for an athlete.
In showing proper respect and celebration for the 25th anniversary of the Air Force 1, a new form of basketball shoe innovation has been birthed with the Air Force 25; a new echelon of craftsmanship that surpasses the status quo and speaks fluently of dedication to meaningful design. The result of this dedication is a basketball shoe that carries with it the aura of the original AF1 yet reflects a pioneering level of craftsmanship. A level that is unmatched, unparalleled, and brilliantly unexpected.
Just as craftsmanship breeds authenticity, love leads to respect. A respect for the communities that have uplifted the Air Force 1 and Force footwear collections can be seen in the new AF1 collection and in the revolutionary design of the newly created Air Force 25. By committing to making these products better, the Air Force 25 not only honors the spirit of craftsmanship born in 82, it guarantees a continuation of authentic performance in 2007 and beyond.