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  • Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $100
  • Special editions
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Nike Air Force 1 07 LV8 JDI History

During the time where the first test tube baby was born, Nike was inoculating an almost intriguing technology that would marvel millions in the decades to come. The Nike Air Tailwind debuted its first appearance in 1978 at the Honolulu Marathon in Hawaii. A year after the test market had tried on the shoes, Nike released it to the public.

From there, the Air-Sole unit sparked a lot of interests and reinvented the way the footwear cushioning system works. The encapsulated air in a lightweight Phylon midsole became the go-to tooling for the Oregon brand that had even used it in a platoon of sports-specific footwear. One of which is the Air Force 1, a name that takes a nod to the presidential plane. Its high flying antics in the basketball court deemed it reasonable during its early years but soon faded when fashion overtook the lifestyle floor.

Though it was discontinued in 1984, the sneaker stayed relevant thanks to several loyalists like Nelly who even made a song about them. The time where vintage apparel was revived and had dominated the streets became the needed boost for the sneaker to again roam the surface like a wild lion looking for unaware prey. With this gift of versatility, the sneaker had been revamped a million times to cater to every hungry consumer’s desires.

The year 2018 is the 30th anniversary of Nike’s coveted “Just Do It” mantra which was pulled off from Gary Gilmore’s last words. It was only adequate for the Oregon brand to splatter several of its silhouettes with the famous slogan one of which is the Nike Air Force 1 07 LV8.

This shoe, also called the Nike Air Force 1 07 LV8 JDI trainer by some retailers, contains an upper thoroughly drenched with the Just Do It detailing. Little white marks of the “Just Do It” statements are arranged arbitrarily covering the full black tone of the upper. The same design also includes the subliminal Swoosh.

Nike Air Force 1 07 LV8 JDI Style

The mosaic-ish design of the Nike Air Force 1 07 LV8 Just Do It in black collates all imagery into one fine-spanking silhouette built for the streets. The best apparel to further showcase the avant-garde low top is light colored pants or denim which are folded on the bottom. Joggers and shorts would also suffice.

Fit & Sizing

The commemorative sneaker generally fits true to size. Black laces allow full snugging up to the front of the shin. Men can cop a pair of these flaming kicks in sizes ranging from 4 to 18 which are all constructed in D medium width. Women would just have to go 1.5 sizes down their regular shoe size if they want one.

Notable Features

From a distance, the Nike Air Force 1 07 LV8 JDI seems to have a static design but looking closely to each detail will unravel numerous “Just Do It” markings with tiny orange Nike Swooshes. The white-outlined Swoosh on the side panels also bears the same concept. These busy uppers all sit on top of a white stitched sole for an “elevated” style.

Additional Info

  • The rubber sole displays pivot points for traction and quick movements along the court.
  • The coveted encapsulated Air-Sole unit provides lightweight cushioning.
  • Its upper is made of leather while the interior is made of textile.
  • The Nike Air Force 1 07 LV8 JDI casual shoes retail at $100.

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