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Nike Air Force One: High Flying, High Performance Ballers

The Nike Air Force One must be popular because the rapper Nelly even wrote an entire song about them. You know your shoes are good if there’s a song dedicated to your shoes!

 

Nike Air Force One

by Joel Jacobson

For some high flying, get a pair of Nike Air Force one shoes

Any overall great athletic shoe is the Nike Air Force One. They never seem to go out of style. They’ve got awesome ankle support and durability that is unmatched in the industry. All put together in a low cost, stylish package. They’re worn by Jerry Stackhouse and by Rasheed Wallace.

The available selection of Nike Air Force one shoes is incredible. There are literally dozens and dozens of colors and types that are available to choose from. There are also some limited edition Nike Air Force One shoes, like the Nike Air Force One Mardi Gras.

Back in 1962 way before the Nike Air Force One had been conceived, Bill Bowerman built an unrivaled track and field program at the University of Oregon. At that time he met Phil Knight, a middle distance runner under Bowerman. They came up with a crazy idea about bringing low cost, high tech athletic shoes in from Japan. They both kicked in $500, and started importing Onitsuka Tiger from Japan.

Back then their company was called Blue Ribbon Sports and they sold shoes out of the back of a van at high school track meets in 1965. The first retail store opened in 1966 in Santa Monica, California, and the Blue Ribbon sports was changed to Nike, the parent of the Nike Air Force One shoes, was born. Nike is the largest sports and fitness company in the world.

The waffle sole got its start on fateful day in 1971 when Bill Bowerman poured rubber onto his wife’s waffle iron. This waffle outsole transformed the running world, and soon after followed Nike Air force One and many other Nike shoes that use the same technology.

Finding a pair of Nike Air Force One is difficult. Why, you might ask? Nike only produces them in limited editions, so that makes demand for them especially high. A good place to look is on EBay.

The Nike Air Force One must be popular because the rapper Nelly even wrote an entire song about them. You know your shoes are good if there’s a song dedicated to your shoes!

Although used by professional basketball players, Nike Air Force One shoes are worn by people everywhere. You can’t beat the Nike brand for comfort and unbeatable style. And there are PLENTY of styles to choose from. Nike is coming out with new ones all the time. A really hard to find and sought after pair are the Gucci Nike Air Force One shoes. They come in all different styles and colors and feature the Gucci logo on the Nike swoop, or all over the shoe.

If you are looking to make a fashion statement, or just like to a good pair of styling shoes, Nike Air Force One is the a great shoe. They’re cool, comfortable, and they never go out of style because they are continually coming out with new colors and styles.

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