Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.
Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.
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As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.
Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
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Nike Air Force 1 07 Mid History
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.
Popular demand made Nike re-think 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.
Nike Air Force 1 07 Mid Style
This mid-top version 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, the metal tag on the laces reads, “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.
Fit & Sizing
The combination of leather and textile for the shoe’s upper provides a comfortable fit, while its signature ankle strap yield lockdown support.
The sneaker is available in both men’s and women’s versions. The men’s versions are offered in sizes 6-18 while the women’s variants are available in sizes 5-12. In general, the shoe runs true to size.
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.
- 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.