Atmos vs. Linen

Two classics from 2001, infamous to so many footwear aficionado’s and considered grails to AF1 Junkies.  The Atmos Air Force 1 and the Linen Air Force 1.   Both scream materials, colorways & thought when observing the overall design.


The Atmos Air Force 1 was one of the earlier collaborations between Nike & Atmos.  A rich navy and grey cover the upper and a shady green insole lays within.  Such a great colorway and reminded many of the Georgetown Hoyas.  The leather is in a league of its own.  Even upon its release it was extremely exclusive and was well sought out by collectors.  The shoe 13 years later is still just as amazing.

The Linen Air Force 1 is typically touted as the “ultimate” colorways of any shoe and is considered to be Air Force 1’s best representor.  It boasts an impeccable linen upper and a atmosphere pink (funny that’s the color-name considering..).  Its color-blocking at its finest and looks clean no matter what time of the year it is.  The Satin liner feels like a butter cushion, the shoe just feels royal on the foot.

So let the debate begin.. what’s your weapon of choice?  Regardless of what you choose, you’re choosing from the elite.


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