Sneaker culture has become a market of its own these past few years. Since the superstar athletes of the 1990’s and early 2000’s became style icons themselves, their retail deals have skyrocketed through the roof. Now, it’s one of the most lucrative ventures for any athlete or any luxury label for that matter. American sportswear giant Nike was one of the first companies to pioneer such a business, and to this day they’re still at the top of the game as proven by their Nike Air Force 1 Ultraforce Mid sneakers.
Release Date and Price
Release Date: January 5, 2017
Price when reviewed: $110 – $160
Since its debut last January 5, 2017, Nike’s Air Force 1 Ultraforce Mid sneakers have amassed a devoted following of sneakerheads and sportswear fans. The shoes have become one of their most recent hits, often claimed to be one of the American brand’s best new releases. Its price ranges from $110 to $160 a pair, depending on the material, size, and color.
One of the best parts about the new Air Force 1 Ultraforce Mids is that it’s a unisex shoe. Both men and women can buy themselves a good pair of the model, with little to no difference in design, construction, and silhouette. Offered in a variety of colorways and fabrications, the shoe exemplifies some of the finest craftsmanship known to both the footwear industry and sneaker culture. Not to mention that a number of people have noted how light the shoes are, which makes its complicated construction and craftsmanship all the more groundbreaking.
While light, it’s also been said that the Air Force 1 Ultraforce Mid sneakers are quite difficult to move in. Seeing as the shoes are as much sportswear gear as they are fashionable sneakers, this makes for a compromising detail. Nike has always been about the equal measure of fashion and functionality, and if a shoe is unbalanced of both, it might not be the best new item to the iconic brand’s roster. For the American brand’s standards, as well as those who’ve embraced it, a Nike shoe has to feel as good as it looks, whether simply strolling on the street or playing on the court.
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