Year: 2004

Without some Morpheus-style guide to explain what the Matrix was as it related to regional AF1 releases, they were confusing. This entry is kind of a cheat, because they had a Canadian release too, but the hit rate on Uptowns with the circle swoosh and "1" embroidery was incredible. The suede swoosh, the ginger accents and the green outsole. One of the best Force colorways ever, but what was Matrix? What was with the logo? Why did it span Canada as well as Europe? Shoes don't have mystery, shock or awe any more, but strolling into a local store and clocking these had all those elements.