Nike and PlayStation have a long-standing relationship that began over a decade ago, when the two brands combined for a limited edition run of Air Force 1s that coincided with Sony's release of the Playstation 3 in 2006.

The special edition shoes, limited to just 150 numbered pairs, were originally only available to Sony employees, preferred Nike ambassadors and lucky sweepstake winners. According to Nike, their product design team worked closely with PlayStation to come up with the design, which originally included a premium leather sample with laces in red.

Via Nike:

"When the PlayStation team finally got their hands on it, they knew they had something special that deserved to shine. That shine was provided with the addition of patent leather to the shoe’s toebox, eyestay and midfoot paneling. Purple laces would replace the red, topping off a design that screamed PlayStation. Complete with the striking fade at the heel and the timeless PlayStation logo, this would become the PlayStation x Nike Air Force 1 as we know it today. A meticulously crafted design that perfectly embodied the collaborative efforts from Nike and PlayStation."

"As part of the production process, nearly all round one samples of the initial premium leather version were destroyed. Fast forward to 2018, Nike and PlayStation continue to forge a strong legacy of collaboration. Fans of both brands can only imagine what comes next."

Rumors suggest that a new Playstation Nike Air Force 1 Low will release tonight via Nike SNKRS Stash just before the E3 conference that’s taking place in Los Angeles from June 12-14. The kicks recently surfaced at the Drew League in LA, giving us a good idea of what to expect should they suddenly release at some point tonight, or later this week.

Take a look at the 2018 Playstation AF1s in the posts embedded below and keep your eyes peeled for the drop.