Kendall Jenner, Justin Timberlake and More Celebrities Can’t Get Enough of These Sneakers

When you’re an A-list celebrity, you have access to pretty much any shoes you’d like, regardless of price or scarcity. Nonetheless, there are some affordable brands — and silhouettes — that stars return to again and again, like the Nike Air Force 1.

Originally released in 1982 as a basketball sneaker, the Air Force 1 has become a go-to lifestyle silhouette. It comes in a slew of fun colorways and it’s been a canvas for many collaborators over the years, such as hip-hop star Travis Scott, ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Off-White designer Virgil Abloh.

In its most basic form, the Air Force 1 comes in white or black, with a premium leather upper, a padded mesh interior and Air cushioning in the sole. It retails for just $90 and is available for purchase on Nordstrom.com. This understated version has become a go-to for off-duty models such as Emily Ratajkowski, Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner. The Air Force 1 adds a certain sporty nonchalance to anything from sweatpants to mom jeans to a power suit.

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Emily Ratajkowski takes her dog for a walk in New York, Jan. 24, wearing Nike Air Force 1s.
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Kendall Jenner wears Nike Air Force 1s while out and about in Miami on Feb. 3, 2020.

Hailey Baldwin is a fan of the original AF1, but she’s also given Abloh’s Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 “MCA” a chance. The 2017 FN Style Influencer of the Year teamed the bold blue shoes with a floral pantsuit during an August 2019 outing. The highly coveted kicks, which quickly sold out at their $150 retail price, now are reselling in the range of $1,400 to $2,000 on StockX.com.

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Hailey Baldwin wears Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 “MCA” sneakers and a Jacquemus suit in August 2019.
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This month, Justin Timberlake got his hands on the Just Don x Nike Air Force 1 High, made by the Swoosh in collaboration with Don “Don C” Crawley. The shoes pay homage to Chicago, with design elements and colors that evoke the Windy City’s flag.

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Justin Timberlake in the Just Don x Nike Air Force 1 High in London in February 2020.
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Inspired to try Air Force 1s yourself? Shop the silhouette below.

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