Nike AF1’s are everywhere this year but here’s what you need to know before you buy
Women’s Nike Air Force 1 white leather sneakers are one of those iconic, classic sneakers and celeb favorite that most fashionistas have in their closet. Celebrities have well and truly brought this Y2K sneaker back into the spotlight for 2023. Hailey Baldwin, Emily Ratajkowski and Kendall Jenner have all been spotted wearing them and they’re on pretty much every fashion editors top picks for the best white sneakers. Even if you’re not into street style, they’re such a good everyday basic when it comes to women’s shoes. There are lots of different styles on Nike AF1’s around including the Shadow, PLT.AF.ORM, LLX Serena and new “50 Years of Hip-Hop” style but the Nike Air Force 1 ’07 is probably the most classic of them all. Keep reading this womens Nike Air Force 1 sneakers review to find out everything you need to know including sizing, comfort and which styles are trending.
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Nike Air Force 1 womens sneakers review
In this review I’m covering:
- How do women’s Nike Air Force sizing run?
- Are Nike Air Force 1 for women comfortable?
- Are these white leather sneakers worth buying?
- Why are Nike AF1’s so popular?
Why are Nike Air Force 1 women’s sneakers so popular
Womens Nike Air Force One sneakers are such a retro Y2K style that fits into the Y2K aesthetic that’s trending right now. It’s not just in the US that they’re back on the scene but the UK, Europe and pretty much everywhere and a celeb favorite.
Fashion Editors from Who What Wear, Marie Claire and all have it on their best white sneakers for 2023 edits too!
So if you want something fashion forward and that’s trending, the all white womens Air Force 1 is the classic that’s having a big moment right now. So you’ll definitely catch me stomping in my Air Force 1’s this year (sorry I couldn’t resist).
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Do Nike Air Force 1 womens sneakers run big, small or true to size
Most sites will tell you to size down half a size in AF1’s. However I ended up sizing down a whole size. I normally take a size 7-7.5 in Nike but after the 7 and 6.5 were both too big I ended up ordering a size 6 and they fit perfectly.
Are Nike Air Force 1 for women comfortable?
Most leather sneakers aren’t comfortable straight out of the box. There always seems to a breaking in period with leather uppers until the crease is there. So definitely wear socks to avoid getting blisters on the first wear. Once they’re broken in, this style is known for their comfort and that’s what’s mentioned the most in reviews.
I’ve only tried the Nike Air Force 1 ’07 style so can’t talk about if the other styles of the AF1 are comfortable are not but since they have the same cushioning they should be.
What’s the best style to get in the womens Nike Air Force 1 sneakers?
Honestly, it all comes down to personal style and preference. I’m not a high top person so prefer the low cur styles. I can see how people end up with huge sneaker collections though Nike keeps doing so many new releases.
This year alone already has me wanting the new Nike/Tiffany Nike Air Force 1 1837, 50 Years of Hip-Hop white, grey (that looks metallic silver), cream tone and black pair and fully customizable pair with pink and white accents.
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What’s the difference between the Air Force 1 LXX Serena, Shadow, and ’07
If you’re torn on which women’s Nike Air Force 1 sneakers to get here’s a comparison chart. Most of it will come down to personal style as they all have Nike cushioning and the iconic star studded bumper. The AF1 re-edition ’07 is probably the most classic Air Force 1 but the others all are cool in their own way.
|AF1 Plt.af.orm||AF1 ’07||AF1 1 LXX Serena||AF1 Shadow|
|Laces w/silver||Laces w/silver||Gold-tone zipper closure||Laces|
Soft foam underfoot
|Leather upper and rubber soles. 1 1/2″ heel; 1″ platform||Padded tongue with Serena Williams Design Crew||Slightly exaggerated foam midsole|
|Padded low cut collar||Padded collar||Padded collar with embroidered signature design at heel||Padded collar|
|Nike logo embroidery at back||Classic Nike swoosh||Embroidered double-swoosh outline||Layered Swoosh at sides|
|Nike Air cushioning and crenellations along the tread with a star-studded bumper toe.||Nike Air cushioning and crenellations along the tread with a star-studded bumper toe.||Nike Air cushioning and crenellations along the tread with a star-studded bumper toe.||Nike Air cushioning and crenellations along the tread with a star-studded bumper toe.|
Shop womens Nike Air Force 1’s
Shop all styles of this 2023 sneakers trend. Plain white is the most versatile and classic but there’s also lots of different colors if that’s more your vibe. What’s great about Nike is that their pricing is fair for the quality and construction. You’re not just paying for the name or a logo, not that I don’t love a good logo!
If you’re unsure of your size, order a few like I did from Nordstroms. Both Nordstrom and Revolve offer free shipping and returns.
Designer Air Force 1 collaborations
If you’re looking for designer Nike Air Force 1’s, check out the Nike X Tiffany collab launching on March 7 2023 or Dior X Nike sneakers. The Tiffany’s Nike AF1 1837 will be available in select Nike stores, on the Nike SNKRS app. You can also sign up on Tiffany & Co. website to get text or email updates about the release.
These are some other designer Nike Air Force 1 sneakers available now if you can’t wait or they’re sold out.
Most expensive Nike Air Force 1’s release
There’s been lots of Nike collaborations over the years and these are some of the most expensive styles they’ve ever released. Including:
- AIR FORCE 1 ’07 “Olivia Kim – Friends & Family”
- Louis Vuitton x Air Force 1
- Off-White™ x Nike Air Force 1 Low “Ghosting”
- Clot x Nike 1World Air Force 1
- Nike Air Force 1 High x Vlone “Paris Fashion Week“
- Coming 19th July: Louis Vuitton and Nike “Air Force 1” by Virgil Abloh Digital drop.
- Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 High “World Famous” Red
- Nike Air Force 1 “Crocodile 25th Anniversary”
- Off-White™ x Nike Air Force 1 “AF100”
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