E3 not only saw the announcement of many big titles and excellent dream gaming matches (The Elite vs The New Day) but it was also a great day for gamers who are also sneakerheads when Nike announced special releases in collaboration with both Sony and Microsoft. The Nike x Sony collaboration saw the release of the new Playstation Air Force 1 earlier in the week. Not to be outdone, Jordan brand drops the Xbox x Air Jordan 1 Mid. Both are classic sneakers and are definitely heat pairs.
Playstation Air Force 1
Its been teased for months but now its official, the PlayStation Air Force 1 drops during E3 week and features the classic low silhouette. The upper is composed of smooth black leather on both toebox and midfoot, glossy black patent leather on the heel and a large blue jelly on the swoosh features subtle PS button prints on the back. The heel features the same iconic blue jelly treatment with two different Playstation symbols on each shoe, the button icons on left and the PS logo on the left. The insoles feature PlayStation logo on one shoe for a subtle touch. The midsole is the classic, clean white of the Air Force 1 and is finished off with a translucent outsole feature PS button icon details.
The Playstation Air Force 1 is a limited release and was accessible via SNKRS Stash app in the LA Convention Center area. Nike distributed another batch via Nike Early Access.
The Playstation Air Force 1 Low has an SRP of $200.
Playstation Air Force 1 Official Photos
Xbox x Air Jordan 1 Mid
The Xbox won’t be left in the dust as they also collaborate with Jordan brand for this special J1 release. the Xbox x Air Jordan 1 Mid features a green, black upper featuring premium suede on both black and green. Xbox detailing can be found in the insoles and you have four different lace options included i.e. green, neon green, dark grey and light grey. All the laces have Xbox branded tips. The icing on this release is the glow in the dark outsole based on the glow of the Xbox console when powered up.
The one brand of basketball shoes that everyone has been talking about in the early 2000’s has now explored another industry. Kids were lacing up bball shoes but now they have become more of a fashion statement. No information about release or pricing has been announced for the Xbox x Air Jordan 1 but expect a similar drop via SNKRS and Nike so keep an eye on those if you’re in the E3 convention area.