Air Force 1 History for Snipes

The latest magazine by German sneaker and streetwear retailer Snipes has just come out – and I’m happy to be featured with a recount of the history of Nike’s mighty Air Force 1.

“The AF1 is a unique shoe which not only stays among the top-selling sneakers worldwide, but has also pre-empted and established a few things that are taken for granted nowadays.” This is the introduction to my article written exclusively for the Snipes Magazine #36.

Across four pages I trace the interesting evolution and the strong influence of the innovative basketball model that really was named after the iconic US presidents’ airplane – and is being celebrated at its 35th anniversary with many special editions and homages.

The latest issue of the Snipes Magazine is now available for free at all Snipes stores and online – but I guess it has to be said at this point that it’s in German only. Sorry, Freunde!