According to a press release, the upper is inspired by two factors: A British Knight’s Armour and the Disco Ball. The design has a 1970s feel to pay homage to the early days of disco and the relationship between Elton and Nike. By doing that it also creates an aesthetic nod to Elton’s ‘knighthood’ with the chrome effect.
The product is finished off with Nike BETRUE colour inspiration and graphics. The AF1 Jet was presented to the headliner this past weekend in Eugene, Oregon.
His relationship with the company began in the mid-1970s when Geoff Hollister created several one-of-a-kind shoes for Elton.