There are few sneakers as famous and respected worldwide as the Nike Air Force 1. And since it was first introduced in 1982 (thank you, Bruce Kilgore), it has been produced in literally thousands of different makeups, from the most basic white-on-whites to exotic styles in real croc and anaconda. We like to think of ourselves as the sneaker experts around here, but we still know when to reach out to those whose passion exceeds our own. So before compiling this list of The 100 Best Nike Air Force 1s of All Time, we talked with a handful of Air Force 1  'heads around the world and had them break down some of their favorite Forces for us:

Bobbito Garcia (@KoolBobLove) - Air Force 1 Expert, Sneaker Historian, Author of Where'd You Get Those?

DJ Clark Kent (@DJClarkKent) - God's Favorite DJ, Sneaker Designer, Air Force 1 Collector

EMZ (@OperatorEMZ) - DJ and MC, Curator of Shoe Check, Air Force 1 Collector

Josh Childress (@JChillin) - Small Forward for the Brooklyn Nets, Air Force 1 Collector

• Matt Halfhill (@MattHalfhill) - Founder and Publisher of Nice Kicks, Sneaker Expert and Collector

Mouhamadou Hassan Amamou Ndiaye (@AFROKIX) - Air Force 1 Collector, Co-Creator of the Air Force 1 XXX Video

Tyree Dillihay (@SneadsbyRee) - Artist, Creator of Sn'eads by Ree Comic Series, Sneaker Enthusiast, Director of Air Force 1 XXX Video 

Gary Warnett (@gwarizm) - Sneaker Expert and Historian, Your Favorite Blogger's Favorite Blogger