Following news that the Craig Sager Nike Air Force 1 will be available in 100 pairs with a portion of the proceeds going to the SagerStrong Foundation. Nike now gives us an in-depth behind the design of the sneaker.
Dice and NIKEiD Senior Design Director Jonathan Johnsongriffin met with the Sager’s shortly after their phone conversation and started designing this one of a kind product. Craig took a thoughtful approach to the design and included colors and materials that serve as milestones in his iconic career.
“When we sat down with Craig, we really had the chance to get into his story and the key moments that made him who he is,” says Johnsongriffin. “We then brought that story to life through Craig’s iconic style sense and the use of colors and patterns.”
The statement piece of the shoe’s design is the continuous paisley print that covers both shoes. The print is a nod to the energy that Craig brings to the sideline each and every night.
HOW TO GET THE NIKEID/SAGERSTRONG BESPOKE AF1
These special sneakers will be auctioned from Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. EST through Friday, Nov. 4 via Bleacher Report.
Auction Cause will organize the pairs in 100 unique auction lots that will individually bid on. A portion of the proceeds goes to the SagerStrong Foundation.
At the conclusion of each lot’s allotted auction time the winner’s information will be gathered and the NIKEiD team will help them build the one of a kind product in the winner’s chosen size.
The building process will take approximately 30 days. When each product is built, it will be sent directly to the auction winner.