In 1997, the WNBA formed a dynasty with the Houston Comets starting five that read more like a Greatest of All Time debate. Featuring none other than Cynthia Cooper, Sheryl Swoopes (who had her own Nike signature shoe), and Tina Thompson, the Comets were simply unbeatable, making them one of the greatest dynasty teams in American sports history. As the 2023 WNBA season approaches, Nike is honoring this all-time great team with a special release, the Air Force 1 Low “Four-Peat”.
The shoe, which pays homage to the Houston Comets’ four consecutive WNBA championship runs from 1997 to 2000, features a premium white leather upper, offset by a navy and red Swoosh logo on the sides as a nod to the Comets’ team colors. Standard metallic silver “AF1” lace dubraes are on the bottom of the throat, while the outsoles and midsole “Air” hits feature navy. The detail “’97, ’98, 99, ’00” is embroidered on the heel tab. A special embroidered logo of a hand holding up four fingers appears on the heels of both shoes.
Nike recently released official images of the Air Force 1 Low “Four-Peat” but release details for the shoe are yet to be announced. The sneaker is a standard iteration of the iconic model, but with its standout design elements, it’s sure to please WNBA fans and sneakerheads alike.
The Houston Comets’ iconic four-peat WNBA championship run was led by basketball legends Cynthia Cooper, Sheryl Swoopes, and Tina Thompson, who were hailed as the “Big 3” of the team during that unprecedented run. The Nike Air Force 1 Low “Houston Comets Four-Peat” colorway serves as a tribute to this historical achievement, with the shoe’s patriotic hues touching down on the Swooshes and heel overlays.
Overall, the release of the Air Force 1 Low “Four-Peat” is a great way to pay homage to the Houston Comets and their incredible run, which is still talked about to this day. Coming in women’s sizing, the retail price is set at $110. Stay tuned for the official release date of the Air Force 1 Low “Four-Peat.”