While many trends tend to be cyclical, good shoes always stand the test of time. You might see a new shoe style pop up every now and then, or there might be an example of a trendy pair of sneakers getting some well-deserved recognition for its versatility, but by and large, classics are very popular for a reason.
Case in point: I wore Nike Air Force 1 shoes throughout my teenage years and found myself pairing them with everything from my favorite jeans to dresses, if I wanted a relaxed, comfortable look. Even better, they have always been very comfortable; I can wear it all day and don’t feel any discomfort. But, after some time, they started to go out of style (for example, I figured I grew out of them) and I upgraded to a pair of Converse. I’ve stored Nike kicks in my closet and haven’t thought twice about wearing them again for years.
Fast forward to 2020, and suddenly, social media and celebrities like Hailey Bieber have convinced people that Air Force 1s are the essential shoe to own. So, I went digging through my closet and found my husband, hoping they’d stay fit. I ended up bringing them to college, wore them, and now I carry them with me to my apartment in New York City. It’s safe to say they’re the type of shoe you’ll love if you don’t feel like buying a new pair every season.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $110
The sneaker is made of durable leather with a synthetic lining, so it’s extremely comfortable and breathable. The shoes feature extra cushioning around the heels and toes for a consistent, lively stride every time – making them the perfect travel pair; You will have less risk of getting annoying blisters, and you will be able to do all your sightseeing without hassle. Plus, rubber soles make the shoes durable and provide plenty of traction for everyday use.
Shoppers agree that Nike sneakers are essential for everyday wear and travel, as you can dress them up or down. One Nordstrom reviewer wrote that they have a “very comfortable insole for walking around campus and fits everything.” Another wearer said it feels like he’s “walking on clouds.” Finally, one shopper emphasized what a sneaker staple is by writing, “It’s by far one of the most versatile shoes I’ve ever bought!” The smooth solid color makes it easy to match and style with any outfit.”
While classic white is my style of choice, you can also shop white with a playful gold-tone in the Nike swoosh logo at Nordstrom, while also choosing from women’s sizes 5 through 12, including half sizes. If you’re planning your next vacation and need a fashionable and durable pair of sneakers that won’t wear out your feet, be sure to check out my Air Force 1s. They will be sure to become a wardrobe staple in no time.
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