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The combination of leather and textile upper of the mid-top Nike Air Force 1 07 provides a comfortable fit, while its signature ankle strap yield lockdown support.
The sneaker is available in both men’s and women’s versions. In general, the shoe runs true to size.
This mid-top version of the AF 1 07 with an ankle strap affords secure lockdown and ankle support. The shoe’s leather and textile upper provides excellent fit along as well as durability. For premium comfort, the shoe features the Nike Air cushioning in the midsole. To pay homage to the shoe’s roots, Nike carves the metal tag on the laces with “AF-1 ’82.”
Strategically placed in the forefoot and heel, the shoe’s pivot points allow smooth transitioning in whatever direction. This feature highlights the sneaker’s rich basketball legacy. Also, indicative of its excellent breathability, the sneaker is designed with perforations on the toe front to help keep the feet dry. AF1 fans can certainly sport the shoe’s classic style without sacrificing comfort.
For the more adventurous, the sneaker is available in a wide range of colorways. For those who prefer to keep things clean and simple, as most of the shoe’s fans evidently do, the monochromatic colorways would be the way to go.
The shoe’s metal tag on its lace that reads “AF-1 ‘82” stands out. This small feature adds character to an already distinctive silhouette. No matter which direction the wearer turns, the sneaker’s pivot points on both the forefoot and heel afford smooth transitioning. Along with comfort and style, the leather and textile upper lends durability to the shoe.
Launched in 1982, the Air Force 1 was originally meant to honor the aircraft that carried the US President. It was designed by legendary Nike shoe designer Bruce Kilgore, who came up with groundbreaking features, including the circular outsole pattern instead of the traditional herringbone traction pattern prevalent at the time.
The new outsole design was specifically created with basketball players in mind, given their pivot move on the court. This made Air Force 1 a true basketball shoe. It was also the first pair to utilize the celebrated Nike Air Technology, a pocket filled with air in the heel for cushioning and support.
Although the shoe became an instant hit and demand for it remained high, production was discontinued in 1984. At the time, Nike would create a product, then moved on to make something new and better, always looking forward and never going back. However, Air Force 1 fans were clamoring for the shoe so that distributors started requesting for Nike to re-issue the sneaker.
Nike reissues the AF1
Popular demand made Nike rethink how its business worked. When Nike finally re-issued the Air Force 1 in 1986, the move was unprecedented, it was the first ever retro. Since then, there have been almost 2,000 versions of Air Force 1 and counting, proving its timeless appeal. Today, the shoe is sold in low, mid, and high-top styles. Although the sneaker is available in a wide range of colorways, the most popular AF1s are in solid white, also known as “white on white.”
In general, the Nike Air Force 1 07 Mid has met buyers’ expectations, staying true to its roots with its massive midsole and soft, springy cushioning. Unlike the first Air Force 1s which were high-tops, this version has a mid-top silhouette. Its upper is made of leather and textile, a combination that is known to offer excellent durability along with style.
In general, the sneaker offers style while being true to its origins.
- For a fee, the sneaker can be customized and personalized.
- Like many of Nike’s basketball shoes, the Nike Air Force 1 07 Mid has a non-marking rubber which makes exceptional traction possible on different types of floor surfaces. This also gives the shoe the ability to withstand frequent and tough use.