Who should buy the Airwalk One

This low-top skate Airwalk One could be a great pick for you if:

  • You want a skate shoe that is versatile and is perfect for a variety of outfits. 
  • You are looking for an affordable sneaker that offers comfort and is considered to be stylish and appealing.

Airwalk One  Logo

Style of the Airwalk One

Pioneering the low-top, padded design of today's skate shoes, the Airwalk One displays a now-classic skate look. The sneaker's simple aesthetic offers versatility while an extra-padded profile sets it apart from the ordinary sneaker, demanding attention from on-lookers.

Airwalk One  Upper

Wearers were seen pairing it with casual staples such as jeans, shorts, and khakis. But if you are aiming for a 90s skate outfit, then opt for an oversized white tee topped off with a flannel button-down polo and finished with oversized jeans and a cap.

Airwalk One  Midsole

Notable Features

The Airwalk One's unchanged aesthetic is this shoe's main selling point. Its signature double stitching through the sidewalls, Airwalk logos on the upper's lateral side, and hexagon tread pattern will send old-school skaters back to the 90s. 

Airwalk One  Laces

History of the Airwalk One

Before being acquired by the Payless brand, Airwalk was a well-known skate brand and was widely preferred by skateboarders. Introduced in 1986, the brand was created right on time just before skateboarding burst into the mainstream in the 90s.

Airwalk One  Midsole logo

One of their footwear models that put the brand on the skate community's map is the Airwalk One. This sneaker was popular when it was first released as it geared away from the old-school bulky design of skate shoes, and so it was like a breath of fresh air for skaters who were looking for lighter and simpler alternatives.

Airwalk One  Lacing system

Prior to the Airwalk One, the norm of skate shoes was typically high-top and ultra-bulky, and upon witnessing skaters cutting them down, Airwalk responded by creating the One sneaker. During that time, the Airwalk One set the tone for the skate industry and helped pave the way for low-top skate shoes with extra padding.

Airwalk One  Toebox

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede
Colorways: White / Black / Green / Red / Yellow
SKUs: 123454 / 255357 / 255359 / 255370 / 255469 / 255474 / 255477 / 260700 / 782644 / 964940

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.