Adding to the list of Nike high-top kicks is the Nike Air Force 1 High 07 3 looking timeless as the original Bruce Kilgore creation, the Nike AF-1. Like the other AF 1 variations, this shoe features a padded collar that grants comfort around the ankle and secure fit.
The adjustable ankle strap done with a hook-and-loop closure rests above the traditional laces, offering a complete lockdown fit. This shoe is available in men’s sizes stretching from 6 to 18 US, with half sizes starting from 7.5. It is recommended to obtain a half size bigger since the AF1 Highs generally run narrow.
Nike updated its casual sneaker line by coming out with the Nike Air Force 1 High 07 3. Still mimicking the appearance of the classic basketball shoe, this new profile beams with a white leather upper and colored Swoosh label. Some of the colorways offered are White/ Court Purple/White, White/ Photo Blue/ White, and White/ University Gold. You can pull off a stylish look by pairing this up with pin-rolled pants, joggers, or skinny jeans.
Incorporating the same basketball-inspired performance elements of the 1982 original kick but with a fresher design is the third version of the Nike Air Force 1 High 07. What makes it different from the AF1 07 is the placement of a double-layered Swoosh on the side panels. But what truly makes this an engaging style by Nike is the adequate padding built in its high-cut collar which grants a secure fit and comfort.
Crafted by Nike’s design genius, Bruce Kilgore, the Air Force 1 first surfaced in 1982 as a basketball shoe. Initially made available as a high-top with a hiking-boot influenced makeup, this shoe got scores of praises for its leather façade and Nike Air cushioning embedded in the midsole. It was also the first time that such proprietary unit was utilized for a hoop shoe.
The original colorway came in white and grey, mirroring the official aircraft of the US President in which the Nike Air Force 1 is named after. Soon after, bolder team-colored AF1s appeared on the basketball scene, making such high-top shoe popular among ballplayers across the US.
From basketball, its ageless look migrated into the streets and got tons of support from sneaker enthusiasts, particularly the hip-hop communities who desired its classic, iconic style. Special makeups done in different colors were solely traded by an association of Baltimore retailers, while regional exclusives hit selected East Coast stores during the mid-1980s. Its availability in the inner cities created a culture for the Nike Air Force 1s which would later make it into one of the best-selling iconic silhouettes by Nike.
Fast forward to 2007, on the 25th year of the AF1, the Swoosh brand came up with a special collection named as the Nike Air Force 1 ’07. Several years later, with lots of iterations in between, Nike dropped the Air Force 1 07 3, still in high-top form showcasing double-layered and colored Swoosh on the side panels.
- The Nike Air Force 1 High 07 3 release date is on January 14, 2019.
- Offering shock absorption in a lightweight built is the encapsulated Nike Air unit.
- Its non-marking rubber sole is a nod to the traditional AF-1 look.