Summary

We spent 9.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • A significant number of wearers describe the Off-White x AF1 Low of Nike as comfortable.
  • Majority of buyers say this shoe is a must cop for sneaker collectors.
  • Few wearers share they received compliments from wearing this immensely popular kick.
  • Despite its deconstructed look, the low-top sneaker has excellent durability and built.
  • Quite a lot of reviewers say it is very appealing, well-constructed, and not overly done remake of the Nike Air Force 1 Low.
  • The unique detailing, patterns, accents, and colorways of the shoe convinced some to buy this expensive model.
  • One user likes the timeless silhouette of this footwear.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Because of its limited quantities and huge demand, some of these pairs are being sold twice or thrice higher than their retail price.
  • Some commenters think the Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Low shoes are not for beating up and everyday wear due to its price and resell status.

Bottom line

The highly sought after collaboration between Virgil Abloh’s Off-White and Nike Air Force 1 is a definite must cop. No questions asked about its quality, comfort, and premium detailing. 

While some say only those who can afford this steeply priced shoe and have the patience to queue and pay more than double at resellers will benefit from this stylish pair, many of its loyal fans have remained committed to investing in this premium kick.

Facts

Expert Reviews

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The bestselling Nike Air Force 1 shoes among other iconic Nike sneaker silhouettes are known to be wide-feet friendly. This fitting has been retained in its deconstructed design complete with padded interiors and premium materials in the upper. The collaborative shoe comes in a wide range of men’s and women’s sizing.

Wearing a popular shoe like the Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Low is like wearing the ultimate highlight of your day or night’s look on your feet. The black, white, or volt colorways of this particular design will likely be the showstopper of every sneakerhead’s outfit.

As a special edition collaboration between Virgil Abloh’s Italian streetwear label Off-White and the Swoosh brand, this model is a limited cop to a few who can afford them. Wearing these fashion statement pieces of footwear will definitely be a person’s main statement piece. As the popularity of the design soared in 2018, many of its wearers usually pair them with either ostentatious clothing or luxury fashion or go the minimalist way by wearing plain-colored streetwear to give the pedestal to one of Virgil Abloh’s baby.

Some men wear them with baggy joggers while others wear them with track pants for a memorable street style swagger. Others, however, tend to wear these deconstructed-style kicks with classic clothing like jeans, chinos, and ankle-length trousers for a more sophisticated look. As for the women who wear these shoes, some of them pair them with track pants, sporty joggers, and skinny leggings in often plain colors to make the shoe stand out. Most of the wearers of this silhouette also wear hoodies, jackets, oversized tees, and sporty tanks for an athleisure or sporty look.

The deconstructed look of this special edition Off-White x Nike collaboration is its main attraction. The premium detailing of the shoe includes the Helvetica-stye printing of “AIR” quotes on the midsole, the oversized and almost detached Swoosh on the side, and an orange tab that adds the only pop of color in the usually predominantly white, black or volt colorways. The minimalist shoe, however, retains the comfort and fit of the iconic Nike Air Force 1 Low which has been a bestselling model since it first came out in the 1980s.

Hinted as early as March 2017 in Virgil Abloh’s Instagram account, the super-hyped Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Low was first shown with an oversized metallic and stitched Swoosh with printed “AIR” and “SHOELACE” matching with the Italian brand Off White’s “Everything in Quotes” motif.

However, it was on November 4, 2017, that the first pair of the Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Low in white colorway and later on in black and volt colorway options was released for a $170 price tag which instantly became sold out. The first model in white deconstructed design is part of the Off-White “The Ten Collection” which celebrates the best models from the Nike and Jordan brand. The shoe has been known for its prominent orange tag that adds visual pop to the often minimalist and monochromatic take on the iconic silhouettes.

  • Limited edition versions of this collaborative shoe have also been dropped like the Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Low “Complex Con” that was released in super limited pairs via the sneaker event featuring a more traditional upper.
  • The Swoosh brand and Virgil Abloh also dropped a super limited collaboration with the Museum of Modern Arts called the Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Low x MoMa which is more artsy dropping exclusively in New York City in early 2018.
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