Attention sneaker fans, we know the most sought-after pair of the moment.
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If they have long been part of the sports locker room, sneakers are now a fashion item in their own right. Many people collect and customize them, which is why certain models have become rare. The platform Stylish regularly reveals what are the most sought-after models or fashion accessories of the moment. This time, it’s sneakers that she’s targeting, revealing the name of the most sought-after pair of the season. And it is nothing more and nothing less than Air Force 1 de Nike.
A legendary and timeless pair of sneakers
A great must-have for fashion and sport, the Air Force 1 invaded the streets several years ago. It all started in 1982, when Bruce Kilgor arrived at the equipment manufacturer Nike. Adidas is one of the most popular brands of the moment. She decides to compete with her, targeting the NBA for several years. This is how the “Swoosh” brand created the first pair of Air Force 1. A feat both in terms of design, which meets the very minimalist codes from the 80s, only in terms of comfort. Its sole with its cushioning system is what will make all the difference for Nike with NBA players.
And even more, since she becomes a source of inspiration for 90s urban fashion. Worn by rising rappers like Jay-Z, Nelly and Dr Dre, it also serves as a creative support for graffiti artists and budding artists, who customize it with a felt-tip pen. And more than 40 years later, the success of the Air Force 1 does not dry up. Luxury brands regularly team up with Nike to create new original pairs. We think in particular of Virgil Abloh for Louis-Vuitton, who restored this iconic pair of monogram of the luxury house, with stars and flowers.
New Balance: the direct competitor to Nike
But that was without counting on the giant New Balance: it is positioned in second place in the ranking of the most sought-after sneakers with its 550 model. A pair worn by the biggest stars and available in a large number of colors. Among the most trendy: fir green, navy blue and red. Just like the Air Force 1the New Balance 550 it’s nothing new. It was already a sensation in 1989, the year of its creation. Proof that fashion is an eternal beginning!
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