As the second name in the list of best-selling shoes in the world in 2019, the Air Force 1 shoe line is highly appreciated by fans for its trendy appearance and affordable price. As the top choice for many, from famous basketball players to fashion-loving girls, these shoes are always in their collection.
Famous for that, but after more than 40 years of existence, many people still do not know the secrets to making Air Force 1 as perfect as possible, from mixing, cleaning to preservation.
1. Choose the right height
Nike Air Force 1 was launched with 3 shoe models: Low, Mid and High. With the Low shoe shape, the shoe collar will be only ankle-high, while the Mid version will be slightly higher than the ankle and the High version – the shoe collar will cover the entire ankle.
Commented as the right shoe for everyone, but if you are not observant and understand the body, you will easily make mistakes right from the stage of choosing the right version of Air Force 1 for you.
Low-neck shoes are the most chosen because they go well with every outfit. However, you should be careful when choosing a Mid or High version, because they can cause basic errors.
If you are someone with not too long legs, big calves and love shorts, the Air Force 1 High does not seem to be a good choice for you. Because it will shorten your legs, and at the same time create the feeling that the calves are many times larger because the shoe has embraced the ankle.
With the Mid version, those with large feet should consider before “withdrawing the purse” as it can make your feet look bigger due to the shoe design. Air Force 1 Mid will become the best for those with small calves or when wearing wide pants.
2. Always keep shoes clean
If you go out into the street with dirty Vans or Converse shoes, that’s nothing to worry about. Because these designs always look their best when they’re … not clean. However, this does not apply to Nike Air Force 1.
Most people who own the Air Force 1 in the shoe lockers are white versions. So keeping them clean is the minimum thing you need to do if you want a clean look.
Using water-resistant, scratch-resistant sprays, or specialized preservatives for leather products is not a bad choice when you want to protect your shoes. After washing your shoe or before putting it on for the first time, be sure to cover the entire shoe with one of the above solutions and you can be confident on the road without getting dirty.
When washing your shoes, also remember to use soaps, avoid using harsh cleaning chemicals as they can cause the Air Force 1 pair to peel or stain unwanted yellow.
3. Correct wrinkles on shoes
It is inevitable to use any product made of leather including cracks, wrinkles in the nose or heels after long periods of use. With Nike Air Force 1, this is even more likely because the materials are not so premium.
One of the easiest ways to avoid cracking or creasing is to use a gasket, stuffed into an area where you think cracking is likely to occur. This way the shoes always retain their original look, even when you run or move a lot.
Using a prosthetic foot to hold the shoe when you’re not using it is also a wise choice, especially for those who don’t wear it too much. However, the disadvantage of prosthetic feet is that the price is quite expensive, so you can replace it with curled paper or sponge.
To repair existing cracks, take a soft cotton towel, soak it in water and place it on the wrinkled area. Then use the hot iron, gently place it on top of the towel for a few minutes. The heat and water in the towel will create heat, making your shoes as smooth as when you first opened the box.