Nike is working on UV-Sensitive Air Force 1s and here’s what we know

Posted: 20 May 2019 9:59 am News

Nike Air Force 1 UV Image: Supplied

Image: Supplied

Get a first peep at the sneakers that glow in the dark.

Nike has shown us just how innovative it can be when it comes to its kicks with the release of the Adapt BB self-lacing sneakers earlier this year. Now, it has just been revealed that the mega sportswear brand is working on some truly fun tech in the form of UV-sensitivity.

American fashion and graphic designer Jeff Staple dropped two videos on his Instagram late last week straight from Shanghai's Nike House of Innovation. In the first video, we can see a pair of crisp white Nike Air Force 1 sneakers with baby pink logo detailing.

Though quite ordinary at first glance, once a blacklight is passed over the kicks, we can see the back panels transform from white to bright pink and yellow hues that remain even after the light is switched off. The stitching too begins to glow and turns blue. You can check it out below:

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The second video shows what appears to be a plain grey tee. Once again, though, a blacklight is applied and suddenly branding appears that transforms the tee into a Staple x Nike design. The logo also appears to linger even once the light is shut off.

Though we can only hear a little bit of the background conversation, we can hear a Nike rep say that if you wear the tee in the sunlight, the branding will also show up in the same way. Snazzy.

When and where can you shop the new Air Force 1 sneakers?

As this is a first look at the creative kicks and nothing has been officially announced by Nike, there is no word yet on a release date for the UV-sensitive range. We can assume that when it does eventually drop, you'll be able to shop it first from the Nike site.

In the meantime, you can shop other latest drops from Nike including the retro collaboration with Tokyo label Atmos straight from the Nike site.

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