The Nike Air Force 1 Shoe was first released way back in 1982 – it got it’s name from the plain that carries the US President. This shoes has undergone its second revival after it’s popular launch in the 80′s, it resurfaced in the 90′s largely due to iconization as the choice of the urban rap, hip-hop community (Nelly – “Air force Ones” in 2002).
As a result they are now part of street culture and are so in demand that they are custom made by enthusiasts and Nike themselves.
I have a ridiculous collection of Nike Air Force 1 shoes. I probably have around $30,000 worth of them. This is a low end estimate on my 180 pairs at on average of $150 per pair. I bought a lot for around 120 GBP (English pounds sterling – check xe.com for conversion).
Yesterday I finally bought the Air Force One baseball shoe. Navy blue, white bumper and swoosh, baseball stitched back and two crossed baseball bats on the tongue top. Pretty nice, I snatched them at clearance for $99, nice :)
I have a few pair of Laser Cut Air Force 1 too, they cost me around 200 GBP.
This (See below) is my favourite shoe, its waterproof and unfortunately I have a chocolate stain on the right shoe. Fortunately I bought a second pair that is still in the box ;)