Summary

We spent 6.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • A lot of sneakerheads love the Nike x Olivia Kim Air Force 1 07 for its glow in the dark sole that actually glows and illuminates brighter than expected. 
  • A number of reviewers love the refreshing Hyper Blue and Volt colorway that complements each other. 
  • Several commenters like Hyper Blue leather lining that makes the shoe look and feel expensive and high-class from up close. 
  • A number of sneaker fans like the iconic Betty Boop tag with a Swoosh detail on one eye on this Nike Air Force 1 07 model.
  • Some sneaker fans notice the Air Force 1 69 Skin reference on the Volt snakeskin Swoosh and like how it adds a unique and funky touch to the pair.  
  • Most of the customers are pleased with the consistent high-quality build of the sneaker that makes it durable and last for years.
  • A lot of users say that it is one of the most comfortable shoes of Nike
  • Some users are happy that the Olivia Kim x Nike Air Force 1 07 adds to their height.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few customers say that the sneaker is a bit heavy.
  • A couple of male reviewers wish it was available in men’s sizes.

Bottom line

The Nike x Olivia Kim Air Force 1 07 embodies the ‘90s New York City rave scene. It’s vibrant colorway in Hyper Blue corduroy and Volt snakeskin Swoosh and heel tab detailing create the perfect contrast. Its glow in the dark sole with Air cushioning for added comfort in every stride and durability is perfect for the long nights of rave parties.

Facts

The Nike x Olivia Kim Air Max 98 comes in US women’s sizes. According to the Nordstrom site where collaborator Olivia Kim is the VP of Creative Projects, the sneaker runs large so it’s best to get a ½ size down your usual size for a perfect fit. The lacing system allows adjustments for a snug fit. 

The Nike x Olivia Kim Air Force 1 07 remembers the all-night raves of NYC in the ‘90s with its Hyper Blue corduroy upper, Volt snakeskin Swoosh, and glow-in-the-dark details. This refreshing take on the AF1 has patterns, textures, and vibrant colors all throughout. It sits on a chunky Air Force 1 07 sole that glows in the dark and perfect for the nightlife.

It’s a low-top silhouette that’s versatile and easy to style. It’s a statement shoe with its vibrant colorway and can go well with jeans, track pants, tattered jeans, or loose-fitting shorts paired with a plain t-shirt.

Part of the No Cover collection, the Nike x Olivia Kim Air Force 1 07 celebrates the energy of ‘90s New York nightlife. Combining unexpected materials, patterns, and textures to transform the classic silhouette into a head-turner sneaker fit for the rave scene.

The Nike Wmns Air Force 1 07 is dressed in Hyper Blue corduroy all throughout the upper and a leather lining of the same color.  Volt snakeskin heel tab and Swoosh borrowed from the Air Force 1 96 Snake create the perfect color and pattern contrast. 

The sneaker’s midsole and outsole keep the party vibe with its glow in the dark material. The foam midsole is embedded with an encapsulated Nike Air unit that gives support and keeps it comfortable. A Betty Boop swinging tag with Swoosh detail, Volt embroidered Swoosh on the toebox, Nike Air tongue tag, and Nike branding on the heel tab finish the look.

In 1982, Air Force 1 was introduced by veteran designer Bruce Kilgore. It got its name from the presidential aircraft Air Force One, making a straightforward statement that it promises a high-class experience to its wearers. For more than 30 years, the heritage appeal of durability, comfort, and versatility continues and sneaker fans around the world owned at least a pair during their youth. 

Air Force 1 started as a basketball sneaker and now, it’s a street icon. It went on to become one of the most saleable products of Nike. Through the years, it has been under numerous transformations. There were new colorways, cuts, and materials used. Rare and customized AF1s were also made. It became the favorite sneaker for collaborations with artists, sports stars, celebrities, and brands.

On the 25th anniversary of the Nike Air Force line, among the releases for Tracy Teague’s reconstruction of the Air Force 1, was the Nike Air Force 1 07. The 07 version of the Air Force 1 is now at par with the original releases as a sought after sneaker. The black, white, and red colorways are a big hit and now it has its own share of favorite collaborations and variations. 

In a collaboration with Nike in 2019, the native New Yorker and Nordstrom VP of Creative Projects Olivia Kim releases the No Cover collection featuring the classic silhouette in the Nike x Olivia Kim Air Force 1 07.

In this collaboration, designs are all-inclusive in nature and are direct references from the ‘90s New York City scene. The Air Force 1 07 collaboration specifically embodies the ‘90s rave scene and nightlife with its Hyper Blue corduroy and Volt Swoosh combination on the upper and a glow-in-the-dark sole.

  • It has a detachable Betty Boop hang tag with a Swoosh detail.

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