Denise Truscello/WireImageIn the ’70s, Elton John was famous for his platform boots, but these days, he prefers more sensible footwear. That’s why Nike has created a signature sneaker just for him.
According to Women’s Wear Daily, the shoe, called the Air Force 1 Jet, was created to thank Elton for his “commitment to diversity and inclusion, and his long-standing relationship with Nike.” Apparently, his relationship with the brand dates back to the mid-’70s, when one of Nike’s designers created some custom sneakers for him.
The new shoe is silver, with the color inspired by two things that mean a lot to Sir Elton: a British knight’s armor and a disco ball. The word “Sir” appears on the back of the shoe, and the sole features multicolored square detailing with a ’70s feel.
According to WWD, the kicks were presented to Elton last weekend in Eugene, Oregon, where Nike’s headquarters are located. The pop-rock legend posted a photo of the sneakers on Instagram, writing, “Thank-you @nike for designing a special pair of Air Force 1’s just for me.”
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