(SPOT.ph) Nike first debuted the Air Force 1 in 1982—an immediately recognizable sneaker thanks to its signature shape, thick pointed sole, perforated toe cap, and concentric outsole. The chunky sneaker’s sleek exterior allows the Swoosh logo on the outer side to proudly stand out despite its OG white-on-white colorway. In the nearly four decades since the pair’s original release, the AF1 has taken on many redesigns and makeovers. A ubiquitous and indispensable symbol in sports, hip-hop, and streetwear, the pair has maintained its same basic skeletal form and unmistakable structure despite changes in both color and silhouette over the years. We round up a few of our favorite iterations of the classic sneaker.
Here are 10 of the best-looking Nike Air Force 1 sneakers you can shop in Manila:
Air Force 1 Shadow in Magic Flamingo (P5,975) from Nike
There's just something about the color pink that adds a dash of softness and elegance to anything it touches—even a super sporty shoe like the Air Force 1. This pair features a predominantly white exterior with accents on the tongue, heel, sole, and eyestay in varying shades of pink. Plus, the Air logo can be seen on the thick sole in a bright taffy color while the word "Nike" is stitched onto the back of the heel in a similar tone. Anyone obsessed with the color pink would have a hard time resisting these kicks!
Air Force 1 Shadow in Pale Ivory/Tropical Twist/Vapour Green/Celestial Gold (P5,795)
The pastel, color-blocking scheme on these AF1's gives the sneaker a quirky, candy-colored twist. You’ll spot out-of-the-box shades against the off-white leather such as a soft lavender, a bright turquoise, a mint green, and a muted mustard yellow. Use the pair to add bright pops of color to a plain outfit.
Air Force 1 '07 Essential in White and Metallic Gold (P4,795)
Who needs jewelry when you’ve got this white-and-gold iteration of the Air Force 1? White-sneaker loyalists will love the nearly all-ivory design. The sleek style is made more chic and opulent with shiny gold accents on the Swoosh, heel, tongue, and lace medallion. And just like your go-to gold-colored bling, this pair will go with pretty much any look.
Air Force 1 ‘07 in Wild Cherry (P4,795)
The crisp silhouette of the Air Force 1 '07 gets a fresh punch of pink on this pair. Add it to your all-pink-everything collection ASAP! The cherry-colored accents on the swoosh, sole, heel, and tongue bring to mind vintage sneakers with bright shades of red contrasting against stark white leather, but with a subtler, slightly edgier feel.
Air Force 1 Shadow SE in Spruce Aura (P6,295)
Love rocking nude tones in your OOTDs? You’ll swoon over the colorway on this AF1 Shadow. The bulky kicks get a soft, ethereal touch thanks to a stark white sole and off-white upper decked out in outer paneling in varying shades of beige. If you love rocking minimalist pieces, nude-toned clothing, or anything linen, this pair would be perfect for you.
Obsessed with Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year, “Classic Blue?” You’ll love this version of the AF1, which gets a bright blue update resembling the timeless shade. The stand-out pair looks fit for royalty thanks to the metallic gold lining on the Nike and Swoosh logos as well as on the shoelace clasp on top. The crisp leather exterior gives the blue shade a punchy, shiny finish for extra stand-out power.
Air Force 1 Low Retro (P6,745)
This iteration of the Air Force features a predominantly black exterior with the Swoosh and heel sporting an eye-catching stark white. You may have seen a similar colorway on another famous Nike sneaker, the Cortez. It’s just as wearable as its all-white counterpart, plus it’ll be much easier to keep the pair safe from pesky stains.
The Air Force 1 gets a romantic touch on this pair thanks to a pink leather upper punctuated by suede details in a slightly lighter peach hue. The pair was released in time for V-Day 2019, but you can easily rock it all year round. And gents, if you’re on the hunt for sneakers to surprise your GF with, you may have just found The One.
Air Force 1 SP in Metallic Gold (P7,645)
Though the AF1 is an '80s-era shoe with a look that embodies vintage sportswear, this pair gives the sneaker a futuristic twist with a shiny metallic gold finish, underlined by the thick white sole that keeps the Air Force looking classic and recognizable. If you’re looking for a sneaker that will turn heads, look no further.
Air Force 1 NBA Low in White/Black (P4,995)
The unique color arrangement on these black-and-white Air Force 1 NBA Low sneakers gives the silhouette a more high-fashion aesthetic thanks to the cool yin-and-yang-like design. Fun fact: the sneaker is modeled after '90s-style NBA jerseys, which is where it got its name.
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