Nike’s all conquering shoe line, Air Force 1, is still doing well. Already having served the world for 27 years, the shoe line is going through various upgrades; this sums up the effort and dedication put in by Nike to make the shoes even better sand comfortable for masses.
It’s quite funny a thought that those who long for these shoes were mostly unaware when Air Force 1 was born (in 1982). Nike’s Air Force 1 is the first basketball shoe from Nike to bring in the vanguard Air Technology of Nike. You can get the best of these shoes in three texture-rich models. While the low top and the mid top can be easily found in all kinds of stores, it is usually difficult to find the high-top variety. A Velcro securable strap binds the mid top and the high top Nike shoes. While the mid top has the strap completely bound to the shoe, the high top keeps it flexible and ready to be removed at will.
Air Force 1 effectively attaches a medallion to each of its shoe. The medallion reads “82″ and can be pushed off the laces if you do not want it there. The shoes come in a great variety of hues and patterns. Especially after the upgrades, the color variety has become even more intense. Yet, the two colors which come into mind and that have been the favorite with Air Force 1 are Solid White and Solid Black.
Nike Air force 1 found its growth in the years when hip-hop was celebrating its success in New York. Hip-hop artists were closely linked with basketball and the general road scene of New York. The shoes held them during their outings. With time, Air Force 1 got integrated into the conscience of America.
In varsity-red, black neon yellow and university blue, the Nike Air Force 1 shoes shine distinctly (there are almost 1700 variations of color). Designer Bruce Kilgore pioneered the Nike Air Technology with it. The technology uses gas-filled plastic membranes in the sole for providing ultimate cushioning and relief.
The shoe line brings in roughly 1 billion USD for its parent company every year. Nike has suffered assaults from Adidas, Reebok and many world brands but it has survived and excelled. The same can be said about Nike Air Force 1 when we compare the stiff intra line competition.
In fact, the shoe secured Hispanic appeal when it came down to West Indies and Puerto Rico. At many places, it was used as part of New York parade and was mandatory to be worn. Nike Air Force 1 line has been a part of collection as much as it has been a part of wearing. Yes, it is a very smart accessory and people really love wearing it but they also have a mentality to preserve it. This is also because the line might one day become vintage. Already, Nike Air Force 2,3,4,5 and others are out.
Be sure to choose the right type of shoes for your sport though. If you are playing basketball, you may wish to pick up a pair of Nike Air Force One or Nike Dunks. If you are into running, a pair of Nike athletics shoes may be just what you are looking for. Having the right pair of shoes is important because as mentioned earlier, different sports involve different movements. The shoes are specially built to cater to these movements. You don’t want to be wearing a pair of indoor court shoes to run a marathon. That will do more harm than good.