Its namesake refers to the airplane that transports the president of the United States, Air Force 1 and over the years has become one of the most recognizable sneakers in the world. This iconic silhouette released for the first time in 1982.
The AF1 was the first basketball shoe to use the Nike Air Technology. The Air Force 1 has undergone in the years but the original DNA of the basketball sneaker itself has remained unchanged. Ever sneakerhead has a pair of AF1’s in their rotation and possible even more. From a clean crisp White on White Air Force 1 Low to a classic Black on Black Air Force 1 Mid you need a few pairs of the classics geared and ready to go.
In the early 80’s this basketball shoe was one that showed up on the feet of the best basketball players in the country. The Air Force 1 High started the game and the Air Force 1 Low came onto the scene a year later. Nike soon planned to pull the model but thanks to the Shoe City and YCMC.com hometown of Baltimore the AF1 lived on in a Color of the month Club. By the mid 90’s the AF was available in three heights; low, mid, and high. In 2001 new colorways of the Air Force came onto the global market and Nike released the first AF1 in women’s sizing.
The clean atheistic of the original core colors, the White on White AF1 kept sneakerheads coming back for more, while the limited runs or fashion colors give this silhouette a way to switch things up. Nike and the Air Force 1 exploded with collabs in the 2000’s. In 2010 the iconic sneaker was re-designed by major retailers and small boutiques like Fear of God. In 2017 the 35th anniversary of the AF1 was celebrated by limited edition drops including white on white collaborations.
Recently Nike dropped the Air Force 1 Utility and we can be sure to see new iterations soon. The white on white Air Force 1 Low remains one of top sellers at YCMC.com. We always keep the core styles and colors like White on White and Black on Black online and in stock.