The people at Nike are stepping their game up. They have to. The Air Force 1 is a classic. It’ll always be a classic. But as more designers and trendsetters like John Geiger use the sneaker’s canvas to showcase their own creativity, the more pressure the Swoosh receives to update the look. It’s something you see other brands encountering as well. All of PUMA‘s most popular silhouettes are 20, 30, sometimes 50 years old, so the brand is now focused on honoring the essence of the look while still keeping it fresh for the modern age. It’s all about evolution in the sneaker game and learning how to stay ahead of the pack. Without a look into the future, it’s easy to fall behind…even if your silhouette is effectively timeless.
As 2015 evolves into 2016, we’re getting more remastered editions of some classic colorways of the Air Force 1 and the difference is noticeable.
A sneaker that began as a basketball performance shoe in 1982, the AF1 was designed by Bruce Kilgore and quickly earned a following among pro basketball players. Eventually, as sneakers evolved, the silhouette became much more of a lifestyle piece, culminating in the early 2000s when everyone, including Nelly, embraced it.
Available now at Champs Sports is the classic low-top all-white colorway of the Air Force 1. If you’re looking for versatility this season, there’s no better option.
This particular silhouette might be the perfect shoe for warm summer months, but grabbing a new pair for 2016 isn’t a bad option. For many of us, it’s the only option.