August 14, 2010
Well well…what do you know.. NSW and Jay-Z have come together to release a pair of Uptowns (or several versions of it) called “All Black Everything”. The pack consists of 5 different pairs, each paying homage to France, USA, China, Puerto Rico and Brazil. They all share the same design but differ in material and concepts. For the USA – safari, for France – luxurious materials, Puerto Rico – breathability and comfort, China – pony hair and Brazil – patent. Plus touches are added to the heel, insole and outsole which differ from each AF1. The proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund.
Personally i think its a really good thing that they are donating the proceeds towards Shawn Carter Scholarship funds to help kids get educated, but at the same time, they could have put in more time and energy in coming up with a more creative series of Uptowns. It is dope to see a simple pair of AF1′s that you can rock on the daily and definitely runs in perfect line with the “All Black Everything” theme, but i guess i was just expecting a little bit more from this release. Hit the jump to view all images of the series.