The Nike Air Force 1 is a silhouette that translates and transforms into whatever Nike wants to do with it. Color schemes, fusions, and new technology aren't a problem for the Air Force 1. The sneaker has even been able to take on patent leather, and do it well.
In 2006, the patent leather trend took off in streetwear as everyone wanted to be brighter and louder than the next man. But the Air Force 1 was shiny before then. Thanks to overseas-limited sneakers and one of the biggest champions of the Air Force 1, Rasheed Wallace, the sneaker has been killing it with patent leather before everyone was wearing all-over print hoodies.
Some patent leather Air Forces have been screaming bright, and others have been sneakers to celebrate holidays and rising stars in the NBA. And the majority of them were great. The sneaker is as important to the rebirth of streetwear as insane collaborations. Here are The 35 Best Patent Leather Air Force 1s of All Time.