Nike Air Force
There are just some silhouettes in the sneaker game that don‘t need any introductory words anymore - because they are already known all over the globe and survived every single short-lived sneaker trend. The Nike Air Force 1 can undoubtedly be ranked among those timeless models that can be easily referred to as »sneaker icons«. Although the word »iconic« is nowadays casually applied to almost everything from funny youtube clips to delicious smoothie bowls, an »icon« is still by formal definition a »person or a object that is very successful and admired« or »a widely known symbol«. Well, there‘s one thing for sure: If there‘s even one sneaker that deserved to carry the titel »icon« then it would probably be the Nike Air Force 1.
Debuted in 1982 as the first basketball shoe with the Nike Air technology the AF1 first gained popularity on the court as a functional high-cut-silhouette and was later on celebrated as a dope low-cut-version in the gobal Hip Hop scene. Ever since the classical AF1 silhouette served as a basis for several artistical designs and famous collaborations. During the decades, the AF1's timeless design has undergone subtle updates to reflect the current moment, without sacrificing its distinct DNA. In its mutability the Nike Air Force 1 has become a global street culture standard and lived up to its title as an »icon« by all means.