To hype up the World Basketball Festival and pay tribute to the basketball history that’s been created in the streets of New York City, Nike put together what’s known as the “Five Boroughs” Pack which includes an Air Force 1 representing each of the boroughs in the Big Apple. The first look at the pack came yesterday by the way of the Air Force 1 WBF “Manhattan”, showing some love for all the talent that’s played on courts such as The Cage. Next on the deck is an the Bronx which is legendary for it’s Hoops in the Sun tournament which is played on the courts at Pelham Bay Park. Royal Blue wool and White tumbled leather are used to construct the base of this Bronx version of the Air Force 1 with Red chenille filling in the Nike Swoosh and red pipping around the panels for a little extra pop. Details typing them into The Bronx include the name of the borough and the name of the city printed on the included laces, stencil-like lettering of “The Bronx” on the insoles and a small “BX” logo on the heel.
No official release date has been mentioned, but it’s known that numbers will limited and that BX Sports in the Bronx will be one of, if not the only retailer getting a limited supply.