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Classic vs Modern: Nike Air Force 1 ’07 LV8 Black Suede

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Black Suede Air Force 1

The new Nike Air Force 1 07 LV8 is a fresh and clean black suede version of the classic AF1. It features a plush suede upper, gum sole and that one of a kind strong and built-in look.

This is a black suede Air Force 1 ready to take on almost every occasion due to its stylish “and not so sportswear” appearance. The Low and High versions of the Nike Air Force 1 07 LV8 Black Suede are now available at HHV.

Nike: a journey of Air

Fact is that the Nike Air Force 1 is “not just another sneaker”. It is basically one of the most important shoes Nike has ever released. So, it is sure worth to dive in and get to know more about the silhouette.

Let’s start at the very beginning, shall we? “Blue Ribbon Sports” was founded in 1964 by Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman but only in 1971, Oregon’s finest became officially known as Nike Inc.

The name took its inspiration from the Greek goddess of victory and the Swoosh logo was inspired by the wing of the goddess, resembling as well as portraying speed and quickness.

The label quickly became known for its bold marketing strategies. By now, Nike is the world’s largest sportswear brand, creating just about everything. From shoes to clothes, accessories and also tech-wear equipment, such as their notable ACG line.

Close to sports, close to the streets

In addition, Nike has also maintained a close relationship with the street scene. Mostly due to their constant collaborations with brands like Supreme, Fragment, and Sophnet.

In addition, they sponsor some of the biggest names in sports around the world such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Lebron James, Roger Federer and many others.

It is true that years passed and many models have been released and re-released. On the other hand, some others have also disappeared. However, in some way or another, the Air Force 1 has remained around us and it is now stronger than ever.

Air Force 1: Since 1982

The one and only was originally released back in 1982 and up ’till today, it still holds an icon-status among many sneakers enthusiasts and collectors around the world. The brand, and the Air Force 1 silhouette, for all that matters, is still linked to sportswear, lifestyle and musical sub-cultures as a whole.

We know that over one thousand colorways have been released and retroed since then. Moreover, we have seen way too many iterations and collaborations, year after year.

No one gets tired of them, and that does not mean that you are a collector; it just means that you respect and understand the culture and where it all started.

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Nike Air Force One Ad (1982)

Image Credit: Classic Kicks

Inspired by the airplane that carries the President of the United States of America, its original shape has not changed, hence built with clean lines and strong as well as bulky air midsoles, nevertheless matching the current fashion.

Classic goes modern

In fact, around here, we just love to have a modern twist on a classic silhouette. These all black suede Air Force 1, both displayed in Low and High variations, are built using black premium suede for the upper that sits on top of a chunky gum-like midsole.

Last but not least, details are seen on the leather swoosh as well as a perforated toe box.

While on it, click and get to know some of the best AF1 colors available to shop now.

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