Sneaker Appreciation 101 | The Air Force 1

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In the world of a Sneaker freak there are certain staples. SneakerAppreciation 101 is a new segment that explores the sneakers that I consider to be the staples. First up is the Nike Air Force 1.

When Nike designer, Bruce Kilgore was designing the Air Force 1 in 1982, the first to use Nike’s innovative new Air Technology, he was aiming to create a game changer. And that, he most certainly did. 31 years after it’s inception, from it’s early life on the court, the Air Force 1 has become a street icon.

Named after the American presidential airplane, the Air Force One, the sneaker  is easily recognizable with it’s rounded nose, thick sole (it took quite a bit of getting used to when i bought my first pair), and the great touch of the AF-1 medallion secured on the bottom lace.

Available in low, mid and high and originally designed in white, the sneaker now comes in hundreds of different colourways and materials. Super stylish and versatile, this is one of the most comfortable sneakers I’ve ever owned and as a staple it’s a must have. Check out the trailer to Air Force 1 : Anotomy of a Legend by Thibaut de Longeville and some amazing variations of this street classic.

All images from solecollector.com

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