The Nike Air Force 1 'Nai Ke' is Reborn

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jan 17, 2015
References: news.nike & uproxx
The 'Nai Ke' is what comes about when you take the iconic Nike Air Force 1 to China in the 980s. Designed by Bruce Kilgore, this shoe caught on like wildfire in China and became a highly recognizable symbol of the booming country's sport and culture circles.

China's special relationship with the Nike Air Force 1 only grew as basketball became one of the most popular sports in China, and several international basketball superstars began adopting the Air Force 1. Chinese hoop dreams and the Nike Air Force 1 became inseperable.

The 2015 edition of this legendary shoe retains the classic 1980s silhouette and includes the word Nike in Chinese characters -- 'Nai Ke' -- and a variety of performance features.

The Nike Air Force 1 Hi 'Nai Ke' will soon be available in China at select retailers and Nike's official website. Special 'Nai Ke' tank tops, t-shirts, crews and hats will also be available.