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The Nike Air Force 1 07 LV8 Suede is exclusively offered in men's sizes. Women who'd like to cop a pair should go 1.5 sizes down from their normal shoe size. With its padded collar, users can expect excellent support in the area.
This kick’s style has permeated cultures and time as it features the recognizable silhouette of the original Air Force 1. It is a modern take on the iconic shoe as it now fuses class, style, and luxury. Let the shoe’s premium suede and stylish colorways be the focal point of your look by keeping your outfit simple and letting the kick do the work. The guys can pair it with khakis, chinos or dark jeans while the ladies can pair it with dresses or skirts for a more feminine look.
Easily one of Nike's most recognizable silhouettes, the Nike Air Force 1 07 LV8 Suede has been a mainstay in most of the sneakerheads' rotations. But what makes this release different is its tonal colorways and premium suede upper, which enhances the shoe's overall design and durability.
The creation of designer Bruce Kilgore, the Nike Air Force 1 was initially released as a hoops shoe with the catchphrase that read ‘the Air in a box.' Kilgore took design cues from a Nike hiking cleat that displayed a slanted collar angled towards the Achilles that is said to provide support and flexibility at the same time. It is the first basketball shoe that incorporated the brand's Air technology in the hopes of providing better impact absorption.
The Air Force 1 was launched in 1982 and came in a high-top design with a removable ankle strap bathed in a neutral white-grey colorway. In 1983, a low-top AF 1 version was introduced in an all-white colorway with an aim to have a broader reach among casual users - a complete opposite to the original high-top's performance-driven purpose. But as part of the process that time, a particular model is only made available within a specific amount of time and is eventually shelved to make way for the next model and technology, and the Air Force 1 was no different. In 1984 it was discontinued.
The shoe's fans clamored for it and would do anything to get hold of a pair. Until finally in 1986 Nike caved in and retro'd a shoe for the very first time. Since then, the Air Force 1s have been a staple in the streets and among sneaker enthusiasts. Hip-hop artists in the early 2000s were constantly seen with a pair on, which further cemented the kick in sneaker history. Moreover, as of 2015, the Air Force 1 had been released in at least 2000 versions, which no other sneaker has ever done before.
In 2017, Nike released a premium version of the Air Force 1 and called it the Nike Air Force 1 07 LV8 Suede. Now clad in luxurious suede, the kick also comes in unique colorways that can add oomph to any collection and ensemble.
- This low-top kick is also available in a gum sole
- Some colorways feature a reflective piece behind the Swoosh logos on the sides.
- It incorporates the Air-sole lightweight cushioning that the AF1 range is famous for.
- Perforation detailing enhances breathability.
- This model is also offered in a mid-top version.
- Using a suede protection spray is recommended to make your pair last longer.