Who should buy the Nike SF Air Force 1 High

Keeping up with the coolness of winter is the Nike SF AF-1 High. You should have it on your radar if:

  • You're trying to project a utilitarian and military look.
  • High-top kicks that provide just-right coziness in early winter pursuits are what you need.
  • You wish your lower calf to be completely wrapped up during cold walks.  

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Who should not buy it

If you want something always reflective, no matter the colorway, check out the Nike Air Fear Of God 1. Also, browse our budget-friendly catalog if you find this kick heartbreakingly expensive.

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Svelte but hardy

The synthetic material that is used on one of the colorways of the Nike SF Air Force 1 High makes the shoe more durable than the other AF1 models.

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The SF Air Force 1 High's exciting hues

Many reviewers prefer the design and colorways of this sneaker. Consumers particularly like the reflective Air Force 1 print and the laces because they enhance the overall look of the shoe.

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Rope in your fashion ideas

Reviewers who have bought the version of the Nike SF AF1 High in rope laces appreciate that it produces different looks and lacing styles.

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The squeaky outsole of the Nike SF AF-1 High

The Ridgerock colorway produces an obnoxiously loud sound, which can be extremely bothersome.

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Plush from bottom to top

A significant number of wearers say that this kick is one of the most comfortable sneakers that they have walked around in. One of them even went so far as to say that the featured shoe is as comfy as the Nike Air Force 1 High.

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Dull in the dark

One tester wishes that the Rattan colorway is a little more reflective.

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Crafted to a tee

Users believe that Nike did a great job with the SF Air Force 1 High's astonishing craftsmanship.

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Nike SF Air Force 1 High: A monumental history

The concept of the Nike Air Force 1 spurted because of a simple idea—air in a box. Although it wasn’t the first of its kind because of a previous model called the Nike Tailwind, getting air into the sole of the shoe was not an easy feat for Nike. Because the company established its reputation for running, transitioning and expanding to basketball shoes required different demands.

Bruce Kilgore, when he designed the high-top AF1, drew inspiration from Nike Approach, a hiking cleat. It had the same construction as the Approach—a slanted shaft from front to back, causing a lower angle on the Achilles. This type of build resulted in having the same support as other flat shoes, only with more flexibility.

The outsole of the shoe, on the other hand, sported a different design, catering to the requirements of the basketball players’ activities on the court. It had a circular outsole pattern, which aids basketball players during pivot moves and cuts when running around the hardwood.

The success of the AF1 led to the production of different sneaker models. One of them was the high-top Special Field version, which initially came out in two variations at the end of 2016. Both formats merged the profiles of the Nike Air Force 1 and the SFB Cleat.

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Facts / Specs

Style: Sneakerboots
Top: High
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Nike Sf Air Force 1, Nike Air, Nike Air Force
Closure: Laces, Zipper
Material: Rubber Sole, Cup Sole, Nylon / Fabric
Technology: Air Cushion

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