Today I went to Niketown in Oxford Circus and I picked up a pair of Air Force 180 Mid’s. The shoes cost £95, which isn’t bad value, considering Jordans run from£125 – £130 in England. They came in the usual Nike Shoe box, which is a brown box, with a Nike Sportswear sign and the classic Nike swoosh on the right of the box. This box was actually a bit bigger than previous Nike boxes that I got.
This is the sticker that comes on every Nike shoe box which shows the size, name of the shoe and the official colourway. As you can see, I got the New Air Force 180 Mid in a size 9.5 UK and the official colourway is White/Black/Wolf Grey/Emerald.
This is the way the shoes are presented in the box, with one shoe left open, and one rapped in white paper.
This is the front view of both of the shoes.
As you can see, the side of the shoe is made predominantly of white leather, with a variety of different stitching patterns and grooves. There is a black swoosh running through the middle, which adds a nice contrast to the white leather. The details on these shoes are actually very nice, and you can see that a lot of thought went into details on the shoe. The leather, as you would expect with Nike, isn’t of the highest quality, but its decent enough, certainly better than the leather on certain Jordan releases.
The midsole is comprised of a emerald cement print, with a curvy black stripe running from the front to the back of the shoe. I do really like the cement print, it takes a plain white shoe, and turns it into something a little bit different.
All white laces keeping up with the all white theme running through the upper of the shoe.
The tongue is once again white, with FORCE written in black lettering with an emerald outline on the black writing. I think the emerald outline is a really nice touch and adds a little something extra to the tongue.
Here you can see the ankle guard, which is once again comprised of white leather, with a few air holes.
Here is the back of the shoe, which features the Nike Air symbol along with the classic swoosh, above a black hit, and finally below that the cement print that runs around the back and sides of the shoe
The inside of the shoe features a regular black material, and on the insole there is a Nike symbol with the swoosh once again in an emerald colour.
The outsole is split up into two different sections, with the front half being white. There is then a black section running through the middle with an emerald Nike in it. Finally the back half is an Icy/emerald coloured material. The Icy section is see-through, and it runs up into the midsole as an air bubble.
Now that I have shown you the general overview of the shoe I will explain why I chose these shoes. These shoes are mainly white, and I have mostly black shoes in my collection, so its a nice alternative to the black shoes. This shoe also has a retro feel to it, it seems more like a shoe from the 90′s, as opposed to a 2012 shoe. What this shoe reminds me of is the movie ‘White Men Can’t Jump’. I don’t believe that the Air Force 180′s were featured in the movie, but the shoe is very similar to a number of shoes in the movie, not only in colour, but also in silhouette.
Overall I think this shoe is a really good addition to my collection, and is a crisp, clean sneaker, which I am proud to own.