Who should buy the Nike Air Force 1 Mid

Apart from fans of Nike Air Force sneakers, the Nike AF1 Mid is also for users who:

  • are looking for daily footwear that they could use for various activities
  • prefer sneakers that have good traction on different surfaces
  • are searching for a durable pair of leather sneakers
  • wish to buy a pair of affordable Air Force 1 kicks

Nike Air Force 1 Mid collar front view

Who should NOT buy it

Because of its narrow toe box, the Nike AF1 Mid is not for users with wide feet. Better check our collection of wide sneakers for alternation choices.

Nike Air Force 1 Mid heel logo

Nike Air Force 1 Mid: Equally pleasing like its siblings

Although the high-tops are the most coveted among all three Air Force 1's, the mids have something to boast. Similar to its siblings, this shoe is also an eye-catcher. Men can easily pair this Nike Air Force 1 Mid men's sneaker with jeans, shorts, and joggers, while women would look great when they match this shoe with their favorite t-shirt dresses and leggings.

Nike Air Force 1 Mid Nike Swoosh

The Nike Air Force 1 Mid is available in multiple colorways. Despite the multitude of color schemes offered, the all-white and all-black remain the crowd favorite and are considered as a wardrobe essential until the collaborations and Hypebeast colorways come into the equation, of course.

Nike Air Force 1 Mid laces

Foot support is amazing!

These kicks' mid-top profile is very noticeable from afar. Commonly crafted with leather, this shoe ensures ample support and stability. Its narrow construction, however, would only supply minimal toe room. Also, to get the right comfort level, the shoe has to be broken in. 

Nike Air Force 1 Mid mid top collar

Simple and clean, the AF1 Mid's silhouette is enhanced with the addition of the Velcro strap connected to the shoe. This also improves the shoe's fit. Snugging aside, heel-part overlays further distinguish the Mids from the Highs as the former display a meandering heel overlay while the last hugs most of the Swoosh.

Nike Air Force 1 Mid collar strap

Suitable for the summer months

Despite having a leather upper, it still manages to offer adequate ventilation as the shoe and tongue are lined with breathable mesh. 

Nike Air Force 1 Mid breathable toe box

Reliably absorbs shock

The Nike Air Force 1 Mid is also famous for its full-length Phylon midsole. Encapsulated on the heel is an Air-sole unit that offers responsive cushioning and improved shock absorption.

Nike Air Force 1 Mid Air Sole unit

Made to last long

To top it off, the shoe's solid, non-marking rubber outsole features pivot points in the forefoot and heel. This enhances the shoe's durability as well as multi-directional traction.

Nike Air Force 1 Mid rubber outsole

Nike Air Force 1 Mid vs. AF 1 07 Mid

These two silhouettes can barely show a scrutinizing fellow the significant difference between the OG AF 1's and the 07 editions, even at a magnified look. In history, the Air Force 1 was revamped for its 25th anniversary in 2007, thus introducing a newer construction that displays an almost similar shoe. But comparing the past and present accents, one can discover that the OG model contains an '82 emblem on its deubre while the 2007 releases, or other subsequent follow-ups, only show the AF-1 imprint.

The said deubre, or bottom lace accessory for those uninformed, was more rounded in the early iterations of the AF 1. Recently, along with other collaborations, the deubre sports a rectangular figure most of the time. Some are even customized depending on the logo of their collaborator or what the special occasion was.

Nike Air Force 1 Mid toe box front

Facts / Specs

Style: Classic, Sporty
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Nike Air Force 1, Nike Air, Nike Air Force
Closure: Laces, Velcro
Designed by: Bruce Kilgore
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, Cup Sole, EVA

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Jaydee dispels the myth that women can't be experts when it comes to sneakers. With hundreds of sneaker articles under her belt, she gained a surefire edge over others claiming to be experts. Since joining RunRepeat in 2017, she’s published formidable arrays of sneaker write-ups - some covered in lifestyle magazines. Interested in scrutinizing a pair of sneakers? Jaydee is the best person to talk to as she can intuitively chew it over with you even while doing her laundry. When she’s not writing, you can catch Jaydee playing with her two kids, online shopping, and spending far too much time on Instagram.