Every single year, Nike sells more than 10 million Air Force 1s — and for a good reason.
They are one of the most popular and stylish shoes that Nike produces (and that's saying something). After more than 40 years in circulation, they continue to be one of the trendiest fashion accessories for women.
In this article, we'll cover several different style ideas that you can incorporate with your Nike Air Force sneakers so that you can look stylish wherever you go.
Keep reading to learn more.
What Are Nike Air Force Ones?
In 1982, Nike dropped one of its most legendary sneakers that would become cultural icons for decades to come. They were created by Bruce Kilgore as a reference to the plane that carries the President of the United States.
It was the first basketball shoe to use Nike Air technology and is offered in low, mid, and high-top styles. The most popular Air Force 1s come in all white, with a white swoosh on a white background. Similarly, the second most common is all black, with a black swoosh on a black background.
Since its creation, over 1,700 color variations have been introduced to the line, bringing in an estimated annual revenue of $800 million.
Styling Your Nike Air Force Sneakers
The Air Forces continue to be cultural icons because of their ability to go with just about any outfit. With that said, there are several tips to style them so you can look like an Instagrammable fashion icon. Let's look at a few.
Choose Your Height Carefully
Air forces come in high, mid, and low variations. While lows are usually some of the most popular in styling because of their versatility, there are a few factors to consider before you choose.
Highs tend to look really big on people with big feet, so keep that in mind if you're one of them. Lows look great in the summer with shorts, but mids and highs also look great when put together with some basketball shorts. Make sure you find the perfect ones with the right womens' Air Force 1s sizing.
As we mentioned earlier, white-on-white AF1s are one of the most popular options when it comes to these shoes. For some reason, many people like to rock them looking dirty (as if they were some old Converses or Vans).
Don't do this. Keep them as clean as possible.
You can do this by waterproofing them and spraying them with leather or nubuck protector before and after cleaning. Use several coats and let them dry before you wear them.
There are several products out there to help you clean your shoes, but if you're running low on cash, you'll do fine with some water, soap, and Magic Erasers.
Wear Them With Baggier, Relaxed Pants
Once again, the relaxed-fit pants style is back, and we think it's here to stay. Get a few pairs of baggier pants and rock them with your AF1s — they make a combo fit for heaven.
Find some classic 874 Dickies, baggy Nike sweatpants, or a slouchy pair of denim or cargos.
Air Force Outfit Ideas For Women
Air Force Ones are some of the most versatile styling options you can wear. Let's take a look at a few outfits with Nike sneakers.
If this was 50 years ago, there'd be a pretty strict rule about what shoes to wear with summer dresses. Nowadays, rocking some iconic Air Force 1s looks amazing with a summer dress.
White AF1s will go with just about any color that you have, which makes it great for casual nights and date nights. If your school allows it, rock it there, too.
Jeans + White Tank Top
Nothing wrong with the classics. If you don't feel like dressing up, you can show off the beauty of simplicity by rocking your white AF1s with some faded denim jeans and a cute white tee that shows off your shape.
This is a great casual option for getting your daily activities done in style.
Oversized Tee + Biker Shorts
For fans looking for that perfect ratio between comfort and style, rock the iconic "day-off" look with an oversized t-shirt with some biker shorts. This outfit is comfy, casual, and chic and looks great on a sunny, warm day.
This goes great with a few extra accessories, like a cool tote bag and your favorite sunglasses.
Air Force 1s are originally sporty basketball shoes. So why not make that the theme of the whole outfit? Rock some comfy, oversized sweats with a sporty jacket, and let everyone know you're ready to exercise (even if you're not ready to exercise).
Or you can go for the full sporty look with athletic shorts and a sports bra. Add a matching P-cap and throw a white button-down over to compliment the rest of the outfit.
Khakis are back, don't fight it. Rock some khakis that flare out at the bottom with a white tank top and some flashy accessories, like gold chains, big ol' sunglasses, and of course, your white Air Force 1.
We're not done with the 90s yet. Rocking some all-black leather from head to toe and accenting the outfit with some blindingly bright Air Force 1s is what it's all about.
Fall's coming quickly, and your AF1s are ready for it. Style your white AF1s with some black skinny jeans and your favorite oversized fuzzy sweater to finish the look.
Baggy Distressed Jeans
Big jeans are back. Rock some wide-legged distressed jeans with a cute crop top and a varsity jacket for this casual but stylish look. Make sure you rock some jewelry like hoop earrings and your favorite rings to compliment the look.
Make Your Air Force 1s the Centerpiece of Your Wardrobe
Nike Air Force sneakers have lasted 40 years as some of the most popular shoes, and they show no sign of slowing down. They go with just about every style in every season.
So if you constantly find yourself not finding the perfect shoes for your next outfit, what are you waiting for? Go grab a pair of AF1s for your collection.