The Blossom Returns: Nike’s Air Force 1 Low “Ueno Sakura”

Update: For collectors eager to snag this piece of history, it’s worth noting that @dontchargeabdul, the source of the initial news, has reported that it’s a scrapped project with only two samples in existence. So, while the blossom’s return is on hold for now, who knows what the future holds in the sneaker world?

Get ready to clear some space in your sneaker collection because the highly-coveted Nike Air Force 1 Low “Ueno Sakura” is set to make a triumphant return in 2024. This beloved gem, originally a Japan exclusive from 2005, is like a blast from the past with a touch of contemporary cool.


Crafted with suede uppers in an elegant light grey hue, this sneaker pays tribute to the iconic cherry blossoms of Japan. The panels, toeboxes, and tongues are adorned with laser-etched cherry blossoms, capturing the essence of the stunning Japanese season that draws both locals and tourists alike. To add a touch of opulence, gold dubraes grace the laces, while branding makes its mark on the panel swoosh, debossed Nike Air heel logo, and the embroidered “Ueno” emblem by the ankle.


Completing the picture, the shoe rests on a white midsole and a pink outsole, a nod to the delicate hue of cherry blossoms. Crisp light grey laces tie it all together, giving this classic silhouette a clean and fresh finish.

Now, the only question that remains is when exactly this floral beauty will bloom on shelves again. Stay tuned for more photos and the official release date of the Nike Air Force 1 Low “Ueno Sakura.”