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We spent 9.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • A significant percentage of the wearers have declared that the Nike Air Force 1 SP are effortlessly gorgeous shoes.
  • According to many, this is probably one of the slickest women's releases from Nike in a long time. 
  • There are a lot of users who have commented that these versions of the classic Air Force 1’s are very comfortable. 
  • This Nike retro sneaker is surely a stand-out, as per a couple of reviewers. 
  • Based on a number of reviews, these shoes fit just like the regular AF1's.
  • The metallic colors are to die for, a fashionista fan stated.
  • Several purchasers find the low-top shoe’s style versatile enough to wear with anything. 
  • Plenty have received a lot of nice compliments when wearing the sneakers. 
  • A lot of sneakerheads love the overall style of the pair. 

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some have observed that these shoes scuff easily. 
  • A certain wearer has wished that Nike made this sneaker’s base with the same color as the foil. 

Bottom line

Nike continues to revisit its legendary archives for inspiration and chooses the iconic Air Force 1 to grace the return of the famed “Liquid Metal” collection. With this reboot of Nike’s first basketball shoe with Air technology, the shoe literally shines as it is fashioned with a shimmering liquid-shine metallic finish. 

In spite of the fact that these shoes tend to scuff easily, nothing can stop the way these new and dazzling AF1’s glimmer. 

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This Nike Air Force 1 low silhouette’s metallic version has a lace-up fastening feature, which are signature AF1’s flat cotton laces, that can be adjusted to one’s preference for a more secure and personalized fit. Given that these shoes are available for women, the sizes are made for women as well. For men who want to get their hands on these AF1’s, it is advised to go a full size up. Also, half sizes are available which makes it more convenient for those who are more comfortable with going an extra half size up. 

Reflecting light with every step, the iconic silhouette is dressed in a smooth, liquid-metallic shine, giving the upper a teflon-like quality. The leather used for the upper looks like it has been carefully dipped in metallic color to give it a shine while providing lightweight durability.

Moreover, to further enhance the look, the interior is made in tonal colors to make the entire shoe seem like it takes its cue from metal. Enhancing the color block design, the matching inner lining and laces keeps the color-blocking consistent. An all-white midsole lays the foundation for these AF1’s while the matching tonal branding appears throughout the upper, completing the design. 

Keeping all the iconic accents of the traditional Air Force 1 silhouette, the SP edition gives it a futuristic style with a modern vibe that is lifted up to a luxury status with the high-voltage colorway. Dropping as a three-piece Liquid Metal Pack, the colorways available for this version are in metallic hues of gold, silver and bronze. Thanks to the shoe’s fashionable design, it is made easier to style than one might think. This glamorous sneaker goes best with a casual ensemble.

One can dress them up with a great pair of pants, joggers, shorts or a relaxed look with one’s favorite jeans with cool-colored shirts, blouses or tank tops. In addition to that, one can stick to the metallic vibe of the sneakers and wear them with fashion-forward accessories and statement hoodies.

Crafted from premium leather and coated for extra protection, the Nike Air Force 1 SP comes out as super durable and is made to last. For the tongue, a softer, satin-like material is used for added plushness and texture. Furthermore, the white and durable foam midsole makes the feet cushioned for a super comfortable all day-wear.

Thanks to the perforations on the toe box, enhanced breathability is provided. The encapsulated Air sole unit, which is known for its resilient cushioning properties, improves the shoe’s overall performance through its lightweight cushioning. Finally, a concentric rubber outsole provides durable traction and grip.

Originally launched in 1982, Air Force 1 has redefined the concept of basketball shoe as it was the first basketball shoe with a Nike Air unit, but its revolutionary nature took second place to its status as a street style icon. Designed by Bruce Kilgore, the low top model was introduced to add more variety and freedom of movement for basketball enthusiasts. 

However, Nike stopped the production of this shoe in 1984, but due to popular demand, it got back on track. In 1986, the decision to bring back the shoe was still questionable but it proved to be a decision that somehow shaped the entire sneaker world.

Since its return in the mid-80s, the Air Force 1 has undergone many iterations, has seen so many varieties and has been involved in so many collaborations with numerous artists and designers. For a decades-old classic, there’s always still room for innovation.

The Air Force 1, which is long known for both clean cut and experimental colorways, is receiving a first unique one: the shiny, liquid metallic finish in the all new Nike Air Force 1 SP. With a futuristic and fashion-forward vibe, these sneaks are sure to be a part of one’s wardrobe collection. 

  • The Nike Air Force 1 SP have padded collars for added comfort. 
  • With branded AF1 Tag on laces and Nike Air branded on tongue and heel tab, these touches complete the shoe’s branding. 

Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com