Nike Air Force - sleek look like the President's aircraft
Just like the name of the plane that takes the US President around, Nike Air Force 1 combines a sleek look with functionality. It has progressed from being a basketball shoe to becoming a retro fashion statement and even a collectible. Following the shoe's popularity among celebrities, the Air Force 1 has quickly propelled into a street wear phenomenon.
Nike Air Force - a phenomenon, which is here to stay
When Nike introduced the Air Force 1 in 1982, who could have known the shoe would be a cultural phenomenon that is still around to this day? The Air Force 1 was the first basketball shoe to incorporate Nike's Air technology. Legendary Moses Malone wore Nike Air Force 1 when taking the NBA title with his Philadelphia 76ers, which indeed was a drumming win for the Nike Air Force 1 as well. Despite the success on the court, Nike would discontinue the Air Force 1 in 1984. But as usual people want what they can't have. The shoe became immensely popular among youngsters in New York and beyond and in 1986 Nike made an unprecedented move by bringing back the sneaker. It has been around ever since.
Nike Air Force - material and care
Nike Air Force 1 looks stylish in white, but if they get dirty, they start looking less than fresh, so here's some ideas on how to keep them crisp for as long as possible. First, remove any grime or dirt using a soft-bristled brush. Next, mix some warm water and gentle detergent. Dip a cloth or sponge and clean the shoes. Wipe of any excess detergent. Finally, leave the shoes to air dry at room temperature. Frequently air the inner sole to eliminate any bad odour.
The Nike Air Force, an iconic design
There are few trainers as well-known and respected worldwide as Nike Air Force 1. It has been made in literally thousands of different looks, from the original iconic white-on-white to all thinkable colours and prints. It comes in low, medium and high ankle top, with or without the velcro strap. The shoe is still worn on the basketball court, but today even more so off court. It is comfortable and versatile. The shoe is setting the trend for looking fresh