Nike Air Force 1 (Varsity Red)
This style is by no means new, but was recently made even more popular by Hip Hop artists wearing them and rapping about them in various tracks including “Air Force Ones” by Nelly. Other artists such as Usher, Outkast, and Wyclef Jean have also sung the praises of the Air Force 1. Usher say that they are his favourite shoes to dance in!
Personally I think they are pretty cool. They have kept their style throughout the years with only very minor changes which means they shouldn’t ever really go out of fashion. There is a trend today for “retro” so I guess these fit into that category, but I would really say that they are a modern classic.
Probably the most noticeable feature of these trainers is the Velcro closure. It seems well constructed, it is double stitched, and features a nice Nike Swoosh logo on the side.
The shoe is made of a canvas construction, with a rubber sole. The sole itself has a nice pattern (see photos below), and is colour coordinated with the rest of the trainer.
Hi Top fans will enjoy the style of this trainer which provides good firm ankle support, yet is still comfortable to run in.
Pros: Great style, comfortable to wear, good support, firm cushioning.
Cons: Canvas is not good in wet weather.
Overall score: 9 out of 10.