Nike Air Force 1 Shows Lantern-inspired Pattern on Tongue

Last updated on February 16th, 2024

Air Force 1 toebox

Nike is always at the forefront of the fashion industry, and this year is no different. With the Chinese New Year approaching, Nike has decided to celebrate the Year of the Dragon in a big way. The Air Force 1, one of Nike's most iconic sneakers, is set to join the party with a design that is sure to turn heads.

At first glance, the shoes may not scream celebration, as Nike has opted for a neutral base on this pair. However, upon closer inspection, an array of rich, intricately crafted details can be seen. The shoe's tongue is crafted from satin and adorned with a subtle, lantern-inspired pattern. The red tongue tab stands out and features the iconic "Just Do It" slogan, intricately blended with a small dragon symbol. This attention to detail is what sets Nike apart from the competition.

As you move down the shoe, you'll notice the eye-catching, orb-shaped lace dubrae that resembles a dragon's eye. The Swoosh and heel tab boast a dragon-scale pattern, set against a lush green backdrop for striking contrast with the white side panels. More color is added with a blue mini Swoosh on the toe, matching and blue stitching on the heel. It's clear that Nike has thought of everything when it comes to the design of these sneakers.

This pair has already been released in Asia, but sneaker enthusiasts in the United States are eagerly anticipating a stateside release. As we await more details, it's clear that Nike's attention to detail and commitment to celebrating the Year of the Dragon has paid off. With a design that is both subtle and intricate, the Air Force 1 is sure to be a hit with sneakerheads and fashion enthusiasts alike.

  • Price: $135
  • Release: 2024
  • Style: FZ5052-131
  • Construction: satin tongue / lantern pattern on tongue / 'Just Do It' with dragon symbol / Dragon Scale pattern on swoosh and heel