Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event

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Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear

So it is official, the U.S. economy is now in recession.  But you certainly could not tell from the looks of the special Black Friday event took place 3 days ago at Nike Sportswear 21 Mercer Street Flagship in New York City.  Over 100 people lined up for a 4 AM release of Black Friday Edition Nike Air Force 1 (AF1), an unique concoction of pony hair, pearlized, and patent leather by the irrepressible AF1 advocate,  DJ Clark Kent.

Some waited in their cars since the previous day, forgoing the traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner with their love ones. Other trickled in to the front of the store around Midnight.  As temperature dropped below zero, folks huddled under jackets, hide in 24-hour diner nearby, or simply ignored the cold with a simple card game.  Things really picked up around 3 AM, as the queue quickly ballooned to nearly 100 people.  All clamoring to get their Black Friday special.  At 4 AM, with the DJ Clark Kent custom mix tape for this specific event pumping thorough store sound system, the door was opened...

> DJ Clark Kent

> Nike
> Nike - Air Force 1 (AF1)

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Queue at Midnight, temperature below zero

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear


Nike Sportswear @ 21 Mercer Street with Krink decor

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear


Queue at 3 AM, temperature is still below zero

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear


Nike Sportswear @ 21 Mercer Street

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear


Nike Sportswear @ 21 Mercer Street

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear


Nike Sportswear @ 21 Mercer Street

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear


Nike Sportswear @ 21 Mercer Street

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear


Nike Sportswear @ 21 Mercer Street

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear


Wil (Nike Sportswear) and DJ Clark Kent preping

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear


Special Black Friday Giveaway T-Shirt

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear


Special Black Friday Giveaway T-Shirt - grey lettering reflects, a Clark Kent signature

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear


Fans preparing to get in

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear


Fans preparing to get in

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear


Lucky few to be the first

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear

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Busied himself with greeting fans, chatting with old friends, and dropping signatures, Clarke Kent explained his rationale in selecting the 3 retailers for the Black Friday Air Force 1 launch - Nike Sporstwear (New York City) for the pivotal role it played in the New York sneaker culture.  Concepts (Boston) for its cordial yet cool atmosphere, especially its lounge area.  And finally, Shoe Gallery (Miami), a close friend and long time supporter.


DJ Clark Kent & close friend, producer Little Shawn

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear


DJ Clark Kent talked about the release

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear


Close friend and fellow AF1 enthusiast, Mayor (read about his 1000th pair), with Clark Kent

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear


Line waiting to pay

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear


Cash wrap

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear


The "Shoe"

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear


Keeping with the "Black Friday" theme, catering service served a free, "all chocolate" breakfast to tired fans.

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear

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When asked if he was tired, Clarke Kent shot back with "Hell No! This what we do as DJ!" With that, a few final greetings and it is off to the airport for the flight to Boston.


DJ Clark Kent signing

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear


Cash wrap

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear


DJ Clark Kent signing

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear


Posing with Freshness' own Yu-Ming

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear


Heading out

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear


Packing up for the ride to the airport with Matt (Nice Kicks)

Nike x DJ Clark Kent - Black Friday Air Force 1 (AF1) Release Event at Nike Sportswear