Kicks: Nike’s John Strickland Air Force 1
A streetball icon immortalized by the Swoosh.
Brooklyn native John “Strick” Strickland became a streetball legend in New York thanks to a flair for the dramatic and incredible, undeniable talent on the basketball court. A year after his passing, Nike is here to immortalize his legacy with a timeless classic. Meet the John Strickland Air Force 1, a white-on-white creation from Nike’s Holiday 2011 Sportswear collection. The scope of Strick’s legend might never be matched, but for now, we can pay respect through the shoe made in his name. His favorite tidbit of trash talk—”Finish Your Breakfast”—is even emblazoned on the shoe’s tongue. The John Strickland Air Force 1 will be available starting tomorrow at 21 Mercer, Niketown NY, House of Hoops NYC.