Size and fit

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.

Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Low Style

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.

Notable Features

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.

Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Low History

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.

Additional Info

  • 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.

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty, Deconstructed
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collaboration: Off-White
Collection: Nike Air Force 1, Nike Air Force
Closure: Laces
Designed by: Virgil Abloh

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Danny McLoughlin
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