The 25 Best Air Force 1 Colourways of All Time | The Sole Supplier (2023)

The most iconic sneaker of all time, the Air Force 1 has a heritage dating back to 1982 and remains one of the oldest trainers still in production. Beginning its life on the court, the AF1 was the first basketball shoe to feature Nike Air technology. However, the sneaker did not enjoy success when it was first released and was took off the market after only one year.

Fortunately, after a re-release in 1986, the Air Force 1 became the icon we know and love today. Throughout this time, the AF1 has been released in a number of colourways and variations and has been used in collaborations with some of the most iconic brands in streetwear and fashion.

To celebrate this legendary sneaker, we've rounded up our picks for the 25 best Air Force 1s of all time.

Best Air Force 1s To Buy Today

There's more to a sneaker than collabs and limited releases. Some of the best colourways on the market come from general release sneakers. If you're looking for a pair of Air Force 1s you can get your hands on right now, we've got you covered. Don't sleep on these, although they aren't exclusive drops these sneakers still tend to sell out fast so act quick!

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Air Force 1 “Triple White”

No list of the best Air Force would be complete without the AF1 "Triple White". The one that started it all, this is classed by many as the perfect all-white sneaker. If you need a pair of shoes you can rely on every day no matter what, look no further.

If you don't already have a pair in your collection, click here to purchase the Air Force 1 “Triple White”.

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Air Force 1 “Triple Black”

The alternative to the "Triple White", the Air Force 1 "Triple Black" will see you through those cold winter months when you don't want to get your white sneakers dirty. With its minimalistic aesthetic, the sleek all-black colourway is great when paired with darker outfits, particularly in Autumn and Winter. Be sure to also check out the high-top version if you're looking for a truly great winter sneaker.

You can purchase the Air Force 1 “Triple Black” here.

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Air Force 1 '07 Black/White

If you're looking for an option between the classic "triple black" and "triple white", the perfect balance of yin and yang, check out the Air Force 1 '07 Black/White. Taking the classic white colourway we all know and love, Nike adds some contrast to the design with a black Swoosh across the medial and lateral side of the shoe. Incredibly stylish and easy to wear, it's hard to go wrong with this one.

Shop the Air Force 1 '07 Black/White here.

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Air Force 1 Gore-Tex "Olive"

Another winter favourite, the Air Force 1 Gore-Tex makes use of the world famous Gore-Tex material to create a waterproof shoe fit for the UK weather. Although coming in a number of colourways, we prefer the darker colourways such as the AF1 Gore-Tex "Olive". Perfect for adding to any techwear inspired looks, or for braving the outdoors during the rainy months, this shoe is built to withstand the elements.

Pair these sneakers with some cargo pants and a good waterproof jacket and you'll be able to weather any storm in functional style.

Cop a pair of the AF1 Gore-Tex "Olive" today.

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Air Force 1 "Wheat"

The most autumnal sneaker on the market, the Air Force 1 "Wheat" is always a sell out when it's restocked. Decking out the traditional AF1 with a completely tan nubuck upper, a matching sole and hiking inspired rope laces, the "Wheat" is the perfect Air Force to add to your rotation once the leaves start to fall. The luxurious earth tones of this sneaker are unlike anything else you can find!

Click here to add a pair of the Air Force 1 "Wheat" to your collection.

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Nike Air Force 1 UV

A recent addition to the Nike line-up, the Nike Air Force 1 UV is a great example of how Nike continues to innovate this timeless silhouette. Although this may seem like a classic all-white sneaker with a pop of blue on the insole, once revealed to sunlight things start to change.

The Swoosh and back panel detailing on this sneaker are created from a reactive fabric which changes colour in sunlight. On a summer's day this sneaker transforms to give your outfits a pop of colour when they most need it.

Pick up a pair of the Air Force 1 UV here.

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Nike Air Force 1 Multi Swoosh

Everyone knows the Nike AF1 from it's trademark Swoosh logos on the lateral and medial sides of the shoe, but why not change things up a little? Taking the classic all-white colourway, the Nike Air Force 1 Multi Swoosh switches things up and removes the the big Swoosh from both sides entirely. Instead, a number of smaller mini-swoosh logos are used to give this shoe a unique aesthetic.

Click here to purchase the AF1 Multi Swoosh.

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Nike Air Force 1 Tear-Away "Arctic Punch Sesame"

Another innovative take on this classic silhouette, the Air Force 1 Tear-Away is a recent design from Nike which allows the wearer to customise their sneaker to their own style. Coming in the box as an all-white sneaker, don't be fooled by appearances. As the name suggests, you're encouraged to tear away at the top layer of this sneaker to reveal the colourful design beneath. The way you rock these is totally up to you, whether you want to rip up the whole shoe or tear away certain sections.

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Nike Air Force 1 Shadow "Coconut Milk"

Sometimes the classic all-white colourway isn't what you're looking for. If you're looking to add a vintage feel to your outfits, or if you want a little more detail on your sneakers, check out the Nike Air Force 1 Shadow "Coconut Milk". The 'Shadow' variation of the AF1 brings a more deconstructed aesthetic to the sleek trainer, whilst the "Coconut Milk" colourway gives a slight worn, vintage feel to the sneaker itself.

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Nike Air Force 1 "Psychic Blue"

Nothing says summer like tie dye. Vibrant tie dye isn't for everyone, which is where this low-key Air Force 1 "Psychic Blue" come in. The tie dye effect on this AF1 is very subtle and is most noticeable on the sneaker's back tab. With a simple blue and white colour scheme, this is one of the best sneakers for summer.

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Nike Air Force 1 Crater "Orange White"

No list of the best Air Force 1 would be complete without mentioning the new AF1 Crater. A modern take on the classic, the Crater variation opts for the use of recycled materials and a more futuristic aesthetic. Sustainable and stylish, the Air Force 1 Crater is definitely a silhouette to keep your eye on over the next few years.

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Nike Air Force 1 "Love Letter" (2021)

Perfect for Valentine's Day as well as everyday wear, the Nike AF1 "Love Letter" released right on time for Valentine's Day 2021. Featuring a pink and white colourway with pops of red, this sneaker is perfect for any romantic occasion. A very unique detail of this sneaker is a loving message hidden behind a button detail on the tongue.

Best Air Force 1 Collaboration Colourways

If you're looking for something more unique, there are a number of rare and exclusive Air Force 1 collaboration colourways you should check out. Nike are no stranger to collabs and have worked with everyone from streetwear icons such as Supreme and Travis Scott to high-fashion legends like Louis Vuitton.

For the most exclusive and hyped Air Force 1 colourways, check out our list below.

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Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 "Triple White" (2020)

To start off our collaboration list, we have the Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 "Triple White". Taking the collaboration back to basics, rather than focusing on loud designs, this collaboration keeps things simple by keeping the original design of the OG Air Force 1 and adding a subtle Box Logo to the back heel.

Whether you love it or hate, this sneaker is bound to sell out quickly whenever it restocks so be sure to act quick when it drops!

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Travis Scott x Nike Air Force 1 'Cactus Jack' (2019)

Travis Scott has been running the sneaker game for the past few years so it's only fair that he has at least one addition to this list. Following up his first AF1 collaboration in 2017, Travis worked with Nike on the silhouette again in 2019 to release the Air Force 1 "Cactus Jack".

This makes the list due to the iconic design and use of materials. Changing things up, the "Cactus Jack" is made from a range of premium materials such as suede, corduroy, canvas and leather. It also features an eye-catching mismatched print in complimentary tonal hues. The result is one of the most iconic Air Force 1 colourways of all time!

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Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 (2021)

This sneaker truly changed the game. During Louis Vuitton's Spring-Summer 22 Fashion Show, the French fashion house caught attention not just because of their eye-catching clothing, but also because of their choice of footwear. For this show, creative director Virgil Abloh displayed AF1s in the luxurious LV house style. Although we haven't got a release date for this collab yet, we know they are going to be a hit!

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Playstation x Nike Air Force 1 (2006)

The rarest sneaker on this list, there were only 150 of the original Playstation x Nike Air Force 1s made. Released in partnership with Sony, these pairs were handed out to friends and family of Sony employees to commemorate the release of the Playstation 3 in 2006. The design mirrors the console, with a sleek black patent leather upper and featuring the iconic 'PS' logo embroidered on the heel.

If you're looking to pickup a pair of these trainers, be prepared to pay the heavy resale of a couple thousand depending on size.

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Stussy x Nike Air Force 1 "Fossil Stone" (2020)

Another legend of streetwear, Nike and Stussy have a history of dropping some of the most sought after releases in streetwear and sneaker history. For this 2020 release, the two again exceeded expectations and released one of the best releases of the year.

The Stussy Air Force 1 "Fossil Stone" features a hemp upper in a very wearable light colourway. For the most part the upper is kept simple and clean, with the only Stussy branding featuring on the back heel tab.

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Comme des Garcons x Nike Air Force 1 Mid White (2020)

First unveiled during Paris Fashion Week, the Comme des Garcons x Nike Air Force 1 Mid White offers an avant-garde take on this streetwear essential. Constructed from high-quality leather with raw edges for a deconstructed effect, the quality of these sneakers in on another level. Despite the radical upper, the comfort and durability of the sneaker is not lost thanks to the Nike Air midsole.

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G-Dragon PEACEMINUSONE x Nike Air Force 1 "Para-Noise" (2020)

G-Dragon is a K-Pop icon and has released a couple of sneakers in partnership with Nike, our favourite is the 2020 release of the Nike Air Force 1 "Para-Noise". Releasing a year after the pairs first collaborative effort, the 2020 release dropped in a painted white colourway. This is a shoe you really need to wear to release it's true beauty, as beneath the plain white upper hides an artwork by G-Dragon.

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Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 "University Gold" (2021)

Another addition to the ever expansive Nike x Off-White collaboration, this time Abloh works with the Swoosh brand on yet another AF1.

This sneaker was incredibly limited and was only released to those within the Boston area to commemorate Abloh's exhbition at the ICA Boston Museum. Featuring a vibrant University Gold upper complimented with a silver swoosh, this is the ultimate statement Air Force 1 colourway.

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Carhartt x Nike Air Force 1 "Ale Brown" (2018)

Workwear and streetwear have often crossed paths, but the Carhartt x Nike collaborations are always our favourite. The Carhartt Air Force 1 "Ale Brown" is the embodiment of the pairs collaborative effort. Taking two of the most iconic design cues from both companies, the result is the perfect autumnal trainer. Nike's classic AF1 silhouette is reworked with Carhartt's signature duck canvas to create a durable, hard-wearing take on this classic trainer.

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Nike Air Force 1 "Rocafella" (2006)

Sometimes all it takes to create a compelling colourway is to tell a story, and that's exactly the case with the Air Force 1 "Rocafella". Keeping things true to his own memories of wearing AF1s, Roc-A-Fella's founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke chose to skip any extravagant designs. Instead, he chose to add only what was important to him, the logo of his record label on the heel of the shoe.

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Cactus Plant Flea Market x Nike Air Force 1 "White Light Bone" (2020)

Cactus Plant Flea Market is one of the hottest brands out there. Worn by the likes of Kanye West, Travis Scott and many more, it's no wonder they got a chance to work with Nike. The CPFM x Nike AF1 "White Light Bone" takes the classic all-white colourway we know and love steps it up a notch. CPFM puts their own twist on by featuring the word 'SUNSHINE' stitched across the upper.

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Nike Lunar Force 1 Acronym 17 (2017)

Released as part of the Air Force 1s 35th anniversary, Errolson Hugh's contemporary techwear take on the Nike classic is a fan favourite. The full-length zipper is the main detail which draws the eye on this forward-thinking silhouette, but make sure to look closer at the little details which truly make this sneaker so unique.

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KITH x Nike Air Force 1 "Hawaii" (2021)

Last but certainly not least, we couldn't have a complete list without mentioning one of the many KITH collaborations on the AF1. The KITH Air Force 1 "Hawaii" is our top pick due to the subtle detailing and vibrant pops of blue which feature throughout.

If you're looking to get your hands on one of the best Air Force 1 colourways, you're truly spoilt for choice. Every colourway that drops is an instant his and there's so many great options to choose from. Be sure to shop our full collection of Air Force 1s here.

If you're going to be purchasing your sneakers online, be sure to also check out our Air Force 1 Size Guide to make sure you get the perfect fit at the best price!

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What is Air Force 1 worth? ›

The US Government Accountability Office estimated the total cost at $3.2 billion, and the US Air Force's budget for the program is projected to be nearly $4 billion. In December 2016, Boeing was on contract for preliminary development worth $170 million.

Should you size up or down in Air Force 1? ›

How does the Air Force 1 fit? The Air Force 1 feels slightly bigger than other silhouettes. However, I'd still recommend opting for your true size if you don't mind a slightly roomy fit. Of course, if you prefer a snug fit or have narrow feet, you might want to size down by half a size.

Are Nike Air Force 1 still popular? ›

Since its initial release in 1982, the Air Force 1 has become one of the most recognised shoe designs on the planet, a favourite with everyone from fashion lovers to felons and a bestseller for Nike year after year – it was the top-selling athletic footwear in dollars among all brands in the US in 2020, according to ...

Why is the AF1 so popular? ›

Why Are Air Force Ones So Popular? The classic yet stylish look, proportions, availability, comfort and wearability all factor into the Air Force 1s popularity. Air Force 1s look great with most casual outfits and have a rich history that appeals to sneaker fanatics.

Can u run in air forces? ›

Many opt for runners and cross trainers in the gym, but a pair of Air Force 1s can provide a solid amount of cushion and comfort for working out. For a casual shoe, the Air Force 1 is pretty rugged. It can take a beating, which in my opinion makes it suitable for gym wear.

Whats the most expensive shoe? ›

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How much did Air Force Ones cost in 2000? ›

The Air Force 1 Low debuted around the mid to late-90s and retailed just under $60, according to Complex. In the early 2000s, the shoe was increased to $80. It's unclear when the shoe started to hit the shelves for $90.

Why did AF1 price go up? ›

As recently as last July, the brand faced a shortage of sneakers while two of its suppliers in Vietnam ceased operations because of COVID. Still, Nike has prevailed throughout the pandemic, producing better-than-expected profits throughout the holiday season, causing its shares to increase in value.

How many types of AF1 are there? ›

Description. The shoes are sold in 5 different styles, low, mid, superlow, high and super high.

Are Nike getting rid of Air Force 1? ›

We are not discontinuing the Nike Air Force 1. Feel free to holler if you have additional questions.

Do guys wear Air Force Ones? ›

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How much do air forces add to your height? ›

The Nike Air Max 97 adds about 1.6 inches for the wearer, one of the most generous offerings in Nike's current collection. Are Platform Shoes Better for Your Feet than High Heels? Nike platform sneakers, such as the Nike Air Force 1, offer support and cushioning without compromising stability or comfort.

How do I make my Air Force Ones tighter? ›

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Do air forces loosen up? ›

Simply wearing the sneakers softens them up. Pairs that fit snug at true to size like the Air Max 95 often will break in after a wear or two.

Who made Air Force 1 Popular? ›

It also didn't hurt that big-time rappers like Jay Z, Shyne, Nelly and G-Unit gave the shoes shout outs in some of their hit singles. Nike capitalized on their famous fans by creating a slew of signature Air Force 1s for everyone from Young Jeezy to Fat Joe.

What is the original Air Force 1? ›

The Nike Air Force 1 debuted in 1982, and soon thereafter was contracted to six of the era's best NBA players, known as the “Original Six.” Designer Bruce Kilgore's first shot at a hoops shoe, the Air Force 1 also made history as the first basketball silhouette to bring soft, springy Nike Air cushioning to the courts.

How can you tell if Nike Air Force 1 are fake? ›

The authentic toe-box seems to be narrower whereas the replica one is more box-like giving the sneakers a cheap look. Aside from that, the outlines of the counterfeit sneakers are too thick and dark that making the model look unclean; the same can be said about the dotting too.

Are Nike Air good for walking? ›

Designed with input from nurses, the Nike Air Zoom Pulse delivers much-needed comfy support to those who spend their workdays walking and standing. We love that this shoe features a durable, flexible rubber sole that allows for a natural foot gait, while also providing sturdy traction on wet and dry surfaces.

Are air forces waterproof? ›

The GORE-TEX material is waterproof but still breathable. This is because the material has small holes that are too small to allow water to penetrate. However, the holes are large enough to allow water vapour and air to escape. This way the sneaker is optimally ventilated and we still don't get wet feet.

Can Air Force Ones go in the washing machine? ›

Can you put Air Force 1s in the washing machine? Ideally, no. The rigors of machine washing will take their toll if done too often. If you choose to machine wash your shoes, insert shoe trees, and put them in a laundry bag.

What is the most expensive thing in the world 2022? ›

1. Yacht History Supreme. History Supreme is the most expensive thing in the world and it cost $4.8 billion. It took nearly three years to finish the yacht Stuart Hughes, a well-known luxury designer based in the UK, designed.

What does it mean if you have black air forces? ›

This playlist might make you act up depending on your mood. Black Air Force 1s has become a meme which means that people who wear the shoe are absolutely up to no good. They feed off danger and chaos and simply can't be trusted.

Did AF1 price go up? ›

Recently, Nike fans have noticed a slight uptick in price of up to $10 USD. This is only one of the changes we can expect in 2022, there have also been rumored new quantity restrictions on the Air Force 1, a huge blow to sneaker customizers. Price increases have also appeared over at Jumpman.

What are Air Force Ones called? ›

The Air Force One craze has a number of nicknames as well; “Forces” and “AF1” was created for name-shortening purposes, but other monikers like “Uptowns” and “Flaves” were created by region.

How much do Air Force 1s weigh? ›

Actual Weight: 2.05 lbs.

Why do sneakers cost so much? ›

According to FDRA's monthly report, detailed by Footwear News, the main causes behind the price hike include import charges, as well as duties and higher wages for retail workers. Footwear import charges increased by $146.3 million USD in August with duties also rising to $320.6 million USD, reports the FDRA.

What does Nike LV8 mean? ›

The word LV8 stands for “elevate” which also means that the sole is slightly elevated than most regular versions of the Air Force 1.

Are Air Force Ones Still in Style 2021? ›

While that hasn't always been the case, considering the iconic basketball silhouette was almost discontinued in 1984 due to low sales—just a few short years after its debut in 1982—it has since solidified itself in the annals of sneaker culture, even going as far as becoming one of the best-selling sneakers in 2021.

Are Air Force Ones back in style? ›

The iconic Nike Air Force 1 is seeing a resurgence this summer, thanks to Gen Zers. According to the Lyst Index's Q2 2021 report, Nike's Air Force 1 sneaker is the quarter's hottest women's product and is linked to Gen Z consumers.

When did Air Force 1 Low come out? ›

NIKE AIR FORCE 1 LOW The Nike Air Force 1 Low released in 1982 and was designed by Bruce Kilgore. It is the first Nike Basketball sneaker with Air technology, and also comes in a Mid and High version.

What are air force ones shoes used for? ›

Made For Hoops

The Air Force 1 was the first basketball shoe to utilize Nike Air technology. It pioneered a soft, springy, and cushioned fit for the game of basketball. NBA players during the early 80s era wore the Nike Air Force 1 and helped to raise its profile.


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