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Nike unwraps Air Force 1 pop-up shop in Toronto

On Saturday, Livestock's Spadina location opened their doors to reveal a two week Nike pop-up shop worth a gander. Just in time for All-Star weekend, the multi-faceted experience is literally Air Force 1 heaven.

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There are light boxes with cloud prints throughout the space and all of the displays - including a 3D Toronto cityscape - are radiant white.

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Charming visuals aside, the pop-up celebrates the iconic sneaker's past and present; it highlights the shoe's technical advancements from 1982 onwards while also featuring the newest, lightest Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit.

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Available in many different colourways for both men and women at $235, the sneaker weighs 50% less than the very first model while remaining true to its original design aesthetic.

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As for the archive of AF1s sure to make a sneakerhead's brain explode, samples straight from the vaults at Nike HQ are chronologically displayed alongside anecdotes on material, silhouette and tech updates.

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Among the dozens of shoes are the steel toe'd S.W.A.T. Hi's, Rasheed Wallace Sheedmans, Ricardo Tisci collabs and my personal favourite: the ACRONYM Lunar Force 1's with the zippered side panel.

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The pop-up shop will run until February 21 and is open from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily.

Photos courtesy Livestock.

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