Whether it’s the clean-cut classics or a creative custom Air Force 1 version, there’s no doubt that you came across this iconic style from Nike. Originally considered the favorite shoe of inner-city youth, the Nike Air Force 1 is a silhouette that has outgrown its New York roots to become a global powerhouse within the streetwear scene. Generation after generation, the classic sneaker has masterfully withheld the test of time, with people of all ages styling them in many ways.
Recent years has dawned a new trend upon the legendary shoe, with artists, brands and even the everyday consumer, customising the Air Force 1 in unique and bespoke ways. Here we take a look at some of the main trends that have swept social media by storm and have become a highly sought-after aesthetic upon the streets.
Bandana Custom AF1
We must admit, bandana print looks epic on the custom Air Force 1. The paisley-print pattern is hot right now and many brands have influenced the trend, including Rhude, Fear of God and Travis Scott with his collaboration with Nike on the SB Dunk Low. Unlike other Nike Air Force 1 custom sneakers, many bandana styles offer a unique feature, be it tear-away materials or an oversized bow which sits perfectly up on the forefoot.
Floral Custom AF1
Floral custom Air Force 1 sneakers are a popular choice for many, but especially amongst our female community. Beautifully painted by hand, this custom is usually created by artists who can design wonderfully life-like flower patterns that look super dope. Japanese cherry blossoms and thorn roses seem to be the most celebrated thanks to the contrasting colors against the white AF1 pallet.