How to Wear Nike Air Force Ones
First introduced to the world in 1982 by legendary sneaker designer Bruce Kilgore, the Nike Air Force One has transcended the boundaries of culture. It is considered an icon of fashion, style, and comfort alignment. When the sneaker first arrived as a basketball trainer, it was a turning point in the world of sports and sneakers with its utilization of Nike’s groundbreaking Air technology, which worked on pressurized air in a rigid and flexible bag. Named after the Air Force One plane that the U.S. President travels by, over the years, the Nike Air Force One has been reinterpreted and worn in countless variations, and has grown to become an OG casual shoe. Keep reading to discover different outfit ideas while wearing a pair of Nike Air Force Ones.
Choosing Your Force: High, Mid, or Low
Nike Air Force 1 has remained unchanged since its initial release. Since then, the sneaker has been introduced in three different versions: Low, Mid, and High. The three iterations can entirely change an outfit’s aesthetic. The Air Force 1 Low is considered the ‘OG’ of the three silhouettes and features a low-cut design. This is the most popular of the three versions, as it is more versatile and easy to pair with different aesthetics. The Air Force 1 Mid is a mid-top version of the iconic sneaker, as it offers more ankle support than its low-top countertop. Lastly, the Air Force 1 High is the final version of the shoe, presenting as a ‘high-top’ version that offers the most ankle support and coverage. Introduced first as a basketball shoe, this design provides a unique ‘high-top’ take on the classic Air Force 1. The 'all-white' version of the Air Force 1 is by far the most iconic colorway.
How to Wear Air Force 1s
The versatility of a pair of Air Force Ones is never-ending. Whether their leather, suede, a unique colorway, or a classic pair of White Air Forces, a simple top can set the stage for the rest of the outfit. One ideal option for an elevated take on a Nike Air Force One-inspired outfit is the Raf Simons Big Fit Shirt. Cut entirely from cotton, the silhouette utilizes an oversized fit, a pointed collar, and an engraved button-down closure. Embroidered branding from the grunge label can be found at the front and rear, while the barrel cuffs offer a secure touch. If layering is an option, a simple t-shirt or tank top underneath the shirt adds even more dimension to the look.
For cooler months, a classic cardigan never hurts. The PLEASURES Type Cardigan makes an impression with its all-over stripes and embroidered branding at the rear. The button-down closure offers a secure touch, while the v-neckline and blend of wool and polyester finish up the remainder of the streetwear apparel silhouette. As for bottoms, a baggy pair of pants offers a unique dimensional touch to the look. Our exclusive FEATURE Keane Cargo Pants are an ideal option, as they are composed of a premium blend of cotton twill and spandex. Spotlighting an array of front, rear, and snap cargo pockets, the cargo pants take on a military-inspired approach.
Accessories are essential for elevating any look, and the Ambush Small Padlock Chain Necklace makes an impression with its blend of silver and gold tones. Taking on a polished finish, the necklace features a chainlink aesthetic paired with a padlock fastening and engraved Ambush branding for a finishing touch. Alongside a necklace, the Thierry Lasry x Rhude Rhevision 177 glasses are perfect for an elevated everyday look. Composed of acetate, the frames have complete UV protection and incorporate square frames with bold curvature and chunky rims. The tinted lenses complete the look. As for headwear, the South2 West8 Watch Cap offers comfort and a distinctive touch with its all-over ribbing and woven brand label.
Finally, the look isn’t complete without a pair of classic Nike Air Force Ones. The Nike Air Force 1 ‘07 is a classic Air Force sneaker, as it spotlights a low-top aesthetic paired with a leather upper. Perforations can be found at the toe box and side, while the iconic side Swoosh and heel tab are also presented in leather. Air cushioning is supported by the herringbone-tractioned rubber outsole, completing the overall look.
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