There are some entertainers, whom we just can’t thank enough for their impact on society and culture. Elton John is just one of these entertainers and luckily, Nike found a way to honor his legacy through fashion.
Nike created a special Air Force 1 dedicated to the icon himself. The shoe is inspired by disco balls and knight’s armor with a retro feel that pays homage to the performer who has never been afraid to express himself through fashion. The shoe is vintage in look and feel with the word “Sir” written on the back which is so appropriate for legendary performer as he is indeed, officially a knight.
The ’70s-themed sneaker serves as a tribute to the era of disco and the relationship between Nike and the musician. The sneakers were designed, and manufactured in Nike’s headquarters and presented to Elton John. In an interview, the leading athletic and footwear company said the shoe is intended to thank Elton John for his “commitment to diversity and inclusion and his long-standing relationship with Nike.” It doesn’t get much cooler than that.