Year Released: 2001

"The Blueprints hark back to a time when a good shoe would get you unwanted male attention. It would be remiss to claim that the internet was in its infancy, back in 2001 (a good year for things called Blueprint), but getting hold of this shoe meant you had to know people. Magazines like Boon and Sneaker Jack were full of this kind of thing. Canvas on an AF1 is a beautiful thing, but the minimal swoosh was a big move that paid off when it could have killed that sublime mix of Blueprint and Carbon." - @gwarizm