Nike Air Force 1 has been a classic and fashion staple since its 1982 release. Designed by Bruce Kilgore, the Air Force 1 style revolutionised sneaker culture forever and quickly became a recognizable and must-have Nike brand item. Since its release, the style has been considered a fashion staple for each and every season, and no doubt for many more to come.
The high-top AF1 was initially worn by Nike’s top NBA players of the 80s era, including Michael Cooper, Bobby Jones, Calvin Natt, Mychal Thompsen, Moses Malone, and Jammal Wilkes. This ensured the style sprang onto the scene to instant and enduring popularity with basketball fans right from the start. While maintaining its popularity during the 90s and selling out time after time, the 2000s saw another surge with the style becoming the Hip Hop’s Sneaker of choice for globally influential rappers and artists. This took the style from a sporting culture must-have to an entirely new and enthusiastic audience.
Then in 2017, AF1 collaborated with designers to recreate the iconic style, featuring Travis Scott and ACRONYM, with versions including Virgil Abloh’s take featured in his “The Ten” Collection. Since such massive collaborations, the style has gone from strength to enduring strength.
Boutique Baller has a great selection of AF1 in various colours, styles and designs. Our exclusive range includes rare and hard-to-find trainers so that you can add something exciting fresh and new to your collection. View our online range or visit us in-store in London.