I had a couple of options to wear for my birthday but I wanted to wear something special and significant. I was waiting for the right time to break these out, and I think today is the perfect day to do so. As I get older, and hopefully wiser, I want to be more true to who I am and what I can strive for. That’s why the Uninterrupted x Nike Air Force 1 ’07 is the perfect shoe for my birthday, read below as to why, and see the video above for the unboxing and on feet look.
LeBron James is arguably one of the greatest athletes ever, but what some people may fail to realize is that he is much more than that. He has challenged himself to reach into new markets and careers by pursuing or creating different ventures that fall under his overall brand, resulting in his net-worth to be approximately $450 million. From his investment in Blaze Pizza to Liverpool FC, his portfolio is diverse but he tends to do this with his close friends, the 4 horsemen (Maverick Carter, Randy Mims, and Rich Paul). With their support and collaborative efforts he has created the “I Promise” school, Springhill Entertainment (currently producing Space Jam 2), and Uninterrupted ( content-led athlete empowerment brand).
Uninterrupted was founded alongside Mav Carter, and also has a Canadian presence as well with the help of Drake, Vinay Virmani, and Bell. The “more than an athlete” line has become a defining slogan of Uninterrupted and Lebron James as he is known to openly talk about issues and refuses to be reduced to one category with a restricted voice. To get a better understanding check out the video above.
Aesthetic and Design
Although the box might be a simple grey classic air force one box, the sneakers do come with special items. The most important feature of this sneaker is that it comes with two branded sharpies that are used to customize the shoe. There are designated areas that are highly encouraged for customization (heel, quarter panel) but you can really do it anywhere. That’s why I love this sneaker because it encourages you to use your voice, but in this case, use your sneakers to express yourself clearly.
The shoe features a special type of outer lining throughout the sneaker that reads “I AM UNINTERRUPTED” which is a great touch to a very clean royal blue and white sneaker. As you can see in the pictures there’s a lot of reflective materials but I also think the tongue is of a nylon material as well while the rest of sneaker was predominately leather. It is clean sneaker in terms of aesthetic and colour-blocking, and feels nice when wearing it.
As far as sizing goes, definitely go true to size. I have gotten away with .5 down before, but I would recommend true to size. I felt that going true to size is comfortable, and the comfort and fit did not surprise me. It’s a classic sneaker that won’t provide you any beneficial comfort but will give you a timeless look.
Price and Place of Purchase
I did buy this sneaker for retail in store at Capsule Toronto. The drop from Uninterrupted online store did sell out immediately and it came with accompanying apparel. I noticed that it was in Footlocker, and other stores later on and was a bit discounted but like I mentioned before, I wasn’t too sure if it was going to sell out so I had to cop on the release date. There has been some changes to the resale value recently so you can cop below or here.
Cop or drop? Cop
Comfort? Nothing extradorinaiy when it comes to comfort, but not painful either. It’s a classic sneaker with a timeless look, but I would question anyone claiming this is the most comfortable sneaker.
Aesthetic? I love it. This white with royal blue colourblock is super clean but my favourite part is obviously the DIY component so the fact that it is also reflective and incorporates different materials is a great touch. I also really enjoy the “I am Uninterrupted” branding that runs throughout the entire sneaker as it sits above the midsole.
Price? Retail: Decent, I believe it was around $170 CAD but the resale does fluctuate. I think it’s a dope sneaker and it can be a great gift for someone especially because a) it’s a great colourway b) the DIY component.
Packaging? Not bad. I say this because the box itself is the plain classic grey air force 1 box but it does come with an extra pair of laces with two branded nike sharpies.
What do you think about these sneakers? Were you aware of this Air Force 1? Did you know about Uninterrupted?
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