Verdict from 100+ user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • A large percentage of users shared that the Nike Air Force 1 High SE is very comfortable.
  • This pair can be purchased at an affordable price point.
  • Generally runs true to size.
  • Many liked that this pair is easy to clean.
  • The durability of this pair was commended by many wearers.
  • The Nike AF1 Hi SE has a good ankle support, shared by many wearers.
  • The classic and stylish profile of this pair was praised by many buyers.
  • Many revealed that they will definitely recommend this pair to their friends.
  • The high-quality materials used in this shoe was applauded by many buyers.
  • The Nike Air Force 1 High SE is available in multiple colorways.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Few buyers did not like that the AF1 Hi SE needs a long break in time.
  • A couple of buyers disclosed that this pair has a poor traction on wet surfaces.
  • Few users criticized the tad narrow width of the Nike Air Force 1 High SE.

Bottom line

Nike releases the Air Force 1 High SE with its classic features. Staying authentic to its ancestor, this model showcases the padded high-top collar with the adjustable ankle strap.

This timeless profile was updated with tonal colorway and textured leather material. One striking feature is the full-length gumsole that adds pleasing aesthetics to this model. Ladies are certainly in for a treat with the launching of the women exclusive Nike Air Force 1 High SE.

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Good to know

The Nike Air Force 1 High SE is exclusively presented in women’s sizes from 5 to 12 US in medium width. This pair generally runs true to size. It has the traditional lace-up closure with rope-like laces for a secure fit. The hook and loop closure strap provides ankle support and as well as aesthetic appeal.

The Nike Air Force 1 High SE features a first-rate leather upper that adds a luxurious vibe to this lifestyle pair. This high-top sneaker has the notable ankle strap which reinforces the collar for a secure fit. This feature became a global fashion icon because of its aesthetic appeal. The Air Force 1 High SE continues to provide style on the streets and it seems to be unstoppable. Women can be seen strutting this pair with their joggers, legging, mini skirts, and dresses.

The high-quality material used on the upper makes this pair striking for many buyers. Many buyers feel surprised upon knowing that with the high-quality materials, this pair can be purchased at an affordable price point. Another striking feature of this shoe is the presence of the full-length gumsole. This kind of sole complements the two-tone scheme of this shoe and further contributes to the plush look.

The Air Force 1 was the very first basketball shoe released that bears the Nike Air technology. It was launched with the slogan “Air in the Box” to promote the little pocket of air technology used that provides support and cushioning. He used the name Air Force 1 to honor the aircraft that carries the President of the United States.

Bruce Kilgore designed the AF1 and revealed that he took inspiration from the hiking cleats of Nike. He devised slanted shaft on the ankle to improve the flexibility. He also used circular pattern on the outsole to enhance the court grip.

In 1984, the Air Force 1 was discontinued but was re-launched after 2 years of hiatus. Since it came back in the market, the upswing in its sales has been unstoppable. Up till now, there are nearly 2,000 variations of the Air Force 1 released in the market. From the courts, the AF1 was able to cross the hip-hop scene. The casual wearers embraced the style of the AF1 and turned it into a lifestyle sneaker.

  • The rubber outsole of the Nike Air Force 1 High SE has pivot-points for sudden changes in direction on the court.
  • The upper is made with leather, synthetic or textile depending on the colorway.
  • The perforations on the toebox provide ventilation.
  • The Air cushioning is encapsulated in the Phylon midsole for an enhanced cushioning and support.
  • The tonal colorway is applied to the laces, tongue tag, ankle strap, stitching and on the Swoosh.


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