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Air Force Fresh Fashions – How to Style Your AF1s for Summer

Air Force Fresh Fashions – How to Style Your AF1s for Summer

Jun 15, 2020

From basketball shoe to mainstay fashion footwear, the Nike Air Force 1 has earned its place atop the list of most influential and iconic sneakers of all time (second only to the original Air Jordan 1.)

Their casual low top silhouette and minimalist design combine to give the AF1 an effortlessly cool aesthetic so versatile that the shoe can easily pair with athletic shorts and a tee for an afternoon hang sesh with the guys, or a casual dress for an evening out with the girls, no matter the time of year.

This summer, keep your warm-weather fashions fresh with these custom-curated toe-to-head looks and tips on how to style your Air Force 1s for some serious summer fun.

Power-Packed Pastels

Nike is bringing back pastel power this summer with its selection of pale peach, lavender, blush and yellow-striped shirts, bodysuits, dresses and more.

Build your fit from the feet up by starting with a pair of Nike Air Force 1 ’07 Essential “White/Iridescent” Women’s shoes, featuring a bright white upper embellished with an iridescent Nike Swoosh.

Next, slip into some Nike Sportswear “Orange Trance” or “Light Purple” Women’s Shorts. Inspired by retro warm-ups, these loose-fitting and ultra-comfortable shorts are made with a smooth cotton blend and feature snap closures at the sides to rep retro b-ball heritage.

Top off your ensemble with a Nike Sportswear Short-Sleeve Top designed to set you up for summer fun in a rainbow stripe print full of retro flair, and accessorize with a salmon-colored Nike Essentials Sling Pack.

Highlight of the Summer

Sure, the classic AF1 White-White is stylish, but be bold every once in a while by donning a pair of sleek black and white Nike Air Force 1 Sage Low Women’s Shoes. These kicks pair well with the short-sleeved, sheath-style Nike highlighter yellow Women’s Air Dress or punchy watermelon pink Women’s Air Dress.

The Nike Women’s Air Dress is ready to take your look to the next level with its cotton/spandex material and a crew-neck design, adding chic style and comfort to your every day look.

Going out? Don’t forget your black Nike Heritage Cross Body Bag!

Festival Vibes Only

Festival season may look a little different this year, but your style can still be on point when you sport toe-to-head Nike looks.

Rock out in a pair of soft cotton lime green Nike Sportswear Shorts, featuring a number of pockets for ample storage for the perfect mix of comfort, style and utility. Match your shorts with an alien-head and Nike Swoosh-emblazoned Nike Men’s Festival Sportswear T-Shirt that’s truly out of this world with its glow-in-the-dark print.

Aqua and Ghost Green Fresh Air Air Force 1 Low Tops bring added energy to this stellar ensemble, which can be tied together with a handy, festival-worthy Nike Advance Small Hip Pack in Volt green.

Just Do It

Running out to grab a bite to eat? Headed to the movies? Going grocery shopping? No matter what “it” is, just do it in style in a pair of Nike Air Force 1 React “Black/Blue/Red” Men’s Shoes.

The AF1 React offers a bold new take on counterculture design with an iconic Nike b-ball style. The oversized Swoosh, large “AIR” design on the midsole and new outsole pattern let you express modern style while Nike React technology adds exceptional comfort.

Throw on your favorite red Nike JDI Sportwear tee and unquestionably comfortable Nike Men’s Club Fleece Shorts; sling your doodle-printed Nike Heritage Sport Backpack over your shoulders, and go confidently towards whatever adventure the day may bring.

Sporty Chic

The Nike Air Force 1 Friendship “Pink/Yellow” Grade School Girls’ Shoe is a perfect summer sneaker with its vibrant color scheme, double laces and a bold backtab that lends an energized take on the classic sillhouette.

Paired with some black Nike Girls’ Trophy Bike Shorts and a black and green Nike Sportswear Kids’ Just Do It Tank Top — you can’t go wrong with this fun summer Air Force 1 look. Even better, the kids’ JDI tank’s graphic changes color in the sunlight!

Accessorize this outfit with a Nike Brasilia JDI Mini Backpack and a light jacket, and this look easily transitions from summer to back-to-school ready.

Beast Mode On

Whether you’re a boss on the court or a beast on the baseball diamond, Nike’s Boys’ Dri-FIT Beast Short Sleeve Tee goes great with a pair of Nike Air Force 1 LV8 1 “Red/Black” Grade School Boys’ Shoes.

The Air Force 1 LV8 1 distills the classic style of a letterman jacket for your kicks. Their layered Swoosh mimics varsity letters, putting your shoe game way above the rest. The durable design has classic Air-Sole cushioning for all-day comfort, while the Beast short sleeve tee’s Dri-Fit technology keeps you dry while you play.

Button up this look with some Nike Sportswear Boys’ Amplify Shorts and a Nike Heritage Sackpack.

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