A hard hat isn’t included with this Air Force 1 Lux, but its inspiration comes directly from the high-vis safety elements of construction site workwear. Elastic cord laces and a tongue pull tab allow for easy on and off—a feature particularly useful during those winter months when thick gloves can cause you to fumble with traditional laces. Nodding to a worksite’s high-vis wears, this AF-1’s utilitarian lacing style and Air midsole branding in Chrome Yellow create vibrant pops of colour against an otherwise all-white colourway.
The sneaker’s starkest contrast, however, is visible when it’s darkest. Reflective material—like you’d see on a construction vest—on the tongue webbing shines on against any light when the rest of the sneaker isn’t detectable. AF-1 branding at the top of the reflective webbing, however, ensures everyone knows what you’re really rocking: A re-imagined classic ready to stand out.