Nike Air Force Ones
With prices ranging from $70 to $80 for the standard white or black Nike Air Force One and up to $300 for customized colors and logos this modest shoe has continued to hold a market share ever since.
Corresponding with the release and growth in popularity of the Nike Air Force One shoes was the growth of the Hip Hop movement and the growing popularity of Hip Hop clothing. Hip-hop fashion had begun to gain a foothold in the late seventies and continued to climb as a major culture and fashion through out the eighties. Marked by clothing with a distinctly African American influence the early Hip Hop fashion included the wearing of large glasses, gold necklaces, rings on many fingers, oversized clothing in pallets of red, black and green and an emphasis on brand name footwear that was comfortable and reflective of personal style.
The Nike Air Force Ones became very popular as a brand of footwear within the Hip Hop fashion culture. Bright colored with over sized laces, or white sneakers peaking out from under overlong pants Nike Air Force Ones maintained their hold on the Hip Hop market through the late eighties, nineties and continue to hold a strong place now. Whether high top, low cut or standard height these shoes that were once mostly for sporting uses are now a casual wear footwear seen on the streets and in the classroom as well as on the basketball court.
Currently there are many stores that sell the brand name Nike Air Force Ones, prices ranging from $70 upward, averaging out a bit over $100. In order to combat these prohibitive prices online websites such as urbanhotlist.com have appeared, offering discounted prices on these shoes as well as other popular brand names.
There are both advantages and disadvantages when it comes to working with an online sales site, like urbanhotlist.com. There is access to a much broader base of merchandise, in this case additional colors and styles of shoes that might not be available in stores and pricing can be kept reasonable, even after shipping and handling. For these reasons, among others, websites like urbanhotlist have become popular with consumers. Customers must be sure to get a good refund policy before placing an order, so that any defects or sizing problems can be easily addressed.
As long as this movement continues it seems that Nike will have a hit with their Nike Air Force One shoes and consumers will have places to go to get what they want for the price they want to pay.