Over the last 40 years, Bruce Kilgore’s Nike Air Force 1 has worn a lot of different outfits. Some of these outfits have been inspired by parts of culture that sneakers used to ignore. The “We Are Familia” style is a good example.

Numerous details on this shoe show different aspects of family

Even though this isn’t the first time the 1982 design has worn a look inspired by and for the Spanish-speaking world, the new look is a refreshing mishmash that shows the diversity of family, which is the sneakers’ main theme. The upper is made of suede and knit panels, and it has a rich brown color that is also found in the sole units, which are often copied. The different profile swooshes are made of chenille, and they pick up some of the colors from the “We Are Familia” branding on the left shoe’s tongue label and the “Taqueria” lettering on the sock-liners. Lastly, the packaging of the Nike Air Force 1 Low has been changed to reflect the idea of family.


Overall, the Nike “We Are Familia” Air Force 1 Low is a great new take on a classic sneaker. It has a novel and unique spin on a style we’ve all seen before. With better comfort and style options, it’s one to keep an eye on if you’re looking for something completely different from Nike’s usual white shoe.