Size and fit

The Nike Air Force 1 07 LV8 is exclusively offered in the men’s size range. It has a foam sole that includes the encapsulated Air cushioning. It also has nice padding at the collar that delivers a snug and comfortable fit to the wearers. The insole has Air-cushioning technology, which provides bouncy padding. It has the traditional lace-up closure for a secure and adjustable fit. 

Nike Air Force 1 07 LV8 Style

The premium upper of the Nike Air Force 1 07 LV8 gives it a plush look for a casual shoe. Its upper is made of premium leather, suede, or textile depending on the colorway. The well-padded collar and tongue and several perforations on the forefoot make this suitable for that all-day casual wearing. Stylists recommend wearing the AF1 07 LV8 with anything that floats the wearer’s boat. Jean, shorts, or baggy pants with tees, hoodies, and cap, just any comfy outfit, it is almost guaranteed they can pull it off.

Notable Features

Most of the buyers noted the thick sole of the Nike Air Force 1 07 LV8. This fuller sole gives an impression that the wearer is elevated thus having the name “LV8”. Many users liked this feature as this adds a few inches up to their height.

Nike Air Force 1 07 LV8 History

Paying tribute to the United States’ presidential plane, Nike released the Air Force 1 model in 1982. It used the “Air in the Box” slogan that launched the AF1 collection and features the Air technology that primarily supports the heel and for improved cushioning.

One of Nike’s shoe designers, Bruce Kilgore, created a basketball shoe design using the silhouette of hiking cleats. They ventured in conceptualizing their first basketball shoe and named it the Air Force 1. It showcases a ripple pattern pivot point outsole that is suitable for the court and a slanted shaft for better flexibility.

The production of the Nike Air Force 1 was discontinued in 1984 but it was resumed after 2 years of hiatus.  The comeback was such a hit and dominated the market during that time. Nike has been releasing almost 2000 versions of the Air Force1 since the day it was released.

The Nike Air Force 1 has been consistently on the best sellers list among all the models of Nike. It is considered the most publicized and most recognized shoe of all time. Nike hasn’t stopped releasing new versions of the Air Force 1 every now and then. The Air Force 1’s legacy just keeps on growing for every pair launched.

Just recently, Nike reignited the elements of the renowned Air Force 1 silhouette and introduced the Nike Air Force 1 07 LV8. It updated the look of the original AF1 profile with a thicker midsole and more bouncy cushioning.

Nice to know

  • The upper of the Nike Air Force 1 07 LV8 has a leather, synthetic, or textile upper depending on the color.
  • The rubber outsole has a circular pattern for excellent traction and durability.
  • There are perforations in the upper for adequate breathability.
  • The word LV8 stands for “elevate,” which also means that the sole is slightly elevated than most regular versions of the Air Force 1.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Air Force 1 07
Style: Platform, Retro, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Nike Air Force 1, Nike Air, Nike Air Force, Nike Air Force 1 07
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Canvas, Suede, Rubber Sole, Cup Sole / Fabric

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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.