Along with many other recent Nike releases, these Air Force 1 models were inspired by the Beijing Olympic games. They are fresh, simple and available in numerous different two-tone colorways. As you may know, the number "8" has a lot meaning to the Chinese culture. And, it is why Nike chose to use octagon pattern perforations on the side panels on each of these Air Force 1 designs. You will also see the octagon pattern in various applications on other Beijing Olympic-inspired models from Nike. The pattern definitely brings uniqueness to these sneakers. Plus, they are a great alternative to the loud colorways that are currently on the market.