Nike Air Force 1s have become one of the most frequently worn accessories among street style icons in 2019. People with diverse aesthetics are wearing this shoe, and so is one of the most popular athletes of all time, LeBron James. Fashion inspiration is coming out of NBA pre-game tunnel looks, and the style ball is back in the players' court, especially for King James who has been wearing labels like John Elliott, Thom Browne and Kith. The best part? LBJ rotates between sophisticated minimal classics and youthful streetwear staples, like boldly printed hoodies, sweats and distressed denim.
Despite having access to more shoes than almost any Nike athlete ever, James doesn’t just opt for the coveted, sold-out-in-a-second grails like Comme des Garcons x Supreme AF1s or OFF-WHITE sneakers. He’s still wearing versions of the heritage basketball shoe. These low-key kicks have accompanied some head-turning fits during the 2019 season. Not only is the majority of James’ Air Force 1 rotation readily available, but they’re also versatile for wearing with each of his different looks: utilitarian essentials, sophisticated sweats and mixing prints.
Here are LeBron’s top three AJ1 looks and shoppable options to cop his fits.