Beginning as the Air Force 1 High four decades ago, the Bruce Kilgore-designed sneaker has gone through its own ups and downs, with each Air Force 1 fans having their own personal timeline with the shoe. Whether you’ve been wearing AF1s since the 1980s or just got your first white-on-white pair last year, the Air Force 1 is historically significant to the brand’s key Sportswear business.

The details on this Air Force shoe tell their own story

This upcoming Nike Air Force 1 Mid LX for men, available in Shimmer, Pale Ivory, and Coconut, details the Air Force 1’s official timeline. The first Air Force 1 Low was released in 1983, the Mid was released in 1994, the first women’s exclusive was released in 2001, and so on. All of this is described in a typewritten tongue label that also serves as a vintage store receipt. On the insoles, there’s an illustration of two beavers, presumably referring to the AF1’s ties to Beaverton, OR – where the shoes were made – Vietnam.


The Nike Air Force 1, also known as the “AF1,” is a famous sneaker. Over the years, it has gone through many changes. Still, sneakerheads and regular people still like it, whether you like the leather low top or the canvas high top.