Size and fit

This Nike Air Force 1 low silhouette’s metallic version has a lace-up fastening feature, which are signature AF1’s flat cotton laces, that can be adjusted to one’s preference for a more secure and personalized fit. Given that these shoes are available for women, the sizes are made for women as well. For men who want to get their hands on these AF1’s, it is advised to go a full size up. 

Nike Air Force 1 SP Style

Reflecting light with every step, the iconic silhouette is dressed in a smooth, liquid-metallic shine, giving the upper a Teflon-like quality. The leather used for the upper looks like it has been carefully dipped in metallic color to give it a shine while providing lightweight durability.

Moreover, to further enhance the look, the interior is made in tonal colors to make the entire shoe seem like it takes its cue from metal. Enhancing the color block design, the matching inner lining and laces keep the color-blocking consistent. An all-white midsole lays the foundation for these AF1’s while the matching tonal branding appears throughout the upper, completing the design. 

Keeping all the iconic accents of the traditional Air Force 1 silhouette, the SP edition gives it a futuristic style with a modern vibe that is lifted up to a luxury status with the high-voltage colorway. Dropping as a three-piece Liquid Metal Pack, the colorways available for this version are in metallic hues of gold, silver, and bronze. Thanks to the shoe’s fashionable design, it is made easier to style than one might think. This glamorous sneaker goes best with a casual ensemble.

One can dress them up with a great pair of pants, joggers, shorts, or a relaxed look with one’s favorite jeans with cool-colored shirts, blouses, or tank tops. In addition to that, one can stick to the metallic vibe of the sneakers and wear them with fashion-forward accessories and statement hoodies.

Notable Features

Crafted from premium leather and coated for extra protection, the Nike Air Force 1 SP comes out as super durable and is made to last. For the tongue, a softer, satin-like material is used for added plushness and texture. Furthermore, the white and durable foam midsole makes the feet cushioned for a super comfortable all day-wear.

Thanks to the perforations on the toe box, enhanced breathability is provided. The encapsulated Air sole unit, which is known for its resilient cushioning properties, improves the shoe’s overall performance through its lightweight cushioning. Finally, a concentric rubber outsole provides durable traction and grip.

Nike Air Force 1 SP History

Originally launched in 1982, Air Force 1 has redefined the concept of basketball shoe as it was the first basketball shoe with a Nike Air unit, but its revolutionary nature took second place to its status as a street style icon. Designed by Bruce Kilgore, the low top model was introduced to add more variety and freedom of movement for basketball enthusiasts. 

However, Nike stopped the production of this shoe in 1984, but due to popular demand, it got back on track. In 1986, the decision to bring back the shoe was still questionable but it proved to be a decision that somehow shaped the entire sneaker world.

Since its return in the mid-80s, the Air Force 1 has undergone many iterations, has seen so many varieties, and has been involved in so many collaborations with numerous artists and designers. For a decades-old classic, there’s always still room for innovation.

The Air Force 1, which is long known for both its clean cut and experimental colorways, is receiving a first unique one: the shiny, liquid metallic finish in the all-new Nike Air Force 1 SP. With a futuristic and fashion-forward vibe, these sneaks are sure to be a part of one’s wardrobe collection. 

Nice to know

  • The Nike Air Force 1 SP have padded collars for added comfort. 
  • With branded AF1 Tag on laces and Nike Air branding on the tongue and heel tab, these touches complete the shoe’s branding. 

Facts / Specs

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

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.