Almost as if to impart an apocalyptic touch to the design, the shoes are shrouded in a 4-unit plastic casing (which actually have the crystals encrusted in them) – including the famous Nike swoosh – that can be taken apart individually or all at once with a special screwdriver. If you ever played Mechanix as a child, this experience is going to invoke some major ‘90s nostalgia, too. Currently, the shoes are available in black and white, and regardless of which colour you choose, you’re guaranteed to invoke some major sneaker envy. Did I mention that they’re also perfectly Instagrammable?
Pair Them With a Plain Dress
A plain dress like this one from Cuin is the perfect plain canvas to flex the power of these shiny shoes. The look is still quintessentially athleisure-inspired.
Sports giant Nike has rejigged one of its most pop-culturally relevant shoes, the Air Force 1, with Retroreflective crystals from Swarovski and the resulting product is creation that’s equal parts shoes and jewellery. Inspired by road reflectors, the shoes are covered in 228 crystals that were created exclusively for this product.
Now, it’s obvious for you to have some questions on how to actually wear them – none of us is used to reaching for a pair that is brighter than our collective futures. It’s also easy to go wrong with them, especially if you go overboard with your maximalism. So, here a few creative ways you can incorporate these shoes into your looks:
Be Unafraid of Wearing Them With Abstract Prints
If you’re wearing anything print-heavy, like this leopard jacquard skirt from Proenza Schouler (available on Net-a-Porter.com) or an outfit that already has a lot going on, then wear the shoes by removing all but the embellished Nike Swoosh portion. Image: net-a-porter.comA Casual Going-Out Outfit
This Bhaavya Bhatnagar oversized double-breasted blazer and shorts set is just the right amount of casual for a going-out look. Wear your shiny AF1s with it for injecting some more glamour into it. Keep the swoosh and the toe portion of the shroud. Image: Instagramfirstname.lastname@example.org Also Read: The Ultimate White Sneaker Guide
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