Nike’s Air Force 1, designed by Bruce Kilgore and launched in 1982, is a near-unsinkable icon — surviving nearly being discontinued in 1984 before going on to become one of the bestselling sneakers ever. After convincing Nike not to discontinue the shoe, a trio of Baltimore sportswear stores popularized the Air Force 1 with their “Color of the Month” releases in 1984, prompting many to travel to Baltimore from other cities to pick up the limited colorways.
Through the years, Nike has released a number of special edition Air Force 1s, including in-house designs and collaborations with artists, designers, and other brands, ranging from fashion brands like CLOT to record labels like Shady Records, and many more.
Following our look at the 23 most expensive Air Jordan 1s, we tapped StockX for data on the 20 most expensive Nike Air Force 1s to be sold on the resell platform, ranking them by average resale price. From Virgil Abloh collabs to Japan exclusives, read on to find out which Nike Air Force 1 is the most valuable out there.
20. Off-White™ x Nike Air Force 1 Low “Ghosting”
Release Date: November 1, 2017
Average Sale Price: $780
Highest Sale Price: $2,500
Editor’s Notes: This Air Force 1 was part of Virgil Abloh’s “The Ten” collaboration with Nike in late 2017. This particular colorway took on a “Ghosting” theme, with translucent detailing on the midsole, upper, and a deconstructed Swoosh.
19. Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 High “World Famous” Red
Release Date: October 23, 2014
Average Sale Price: $801
Highest Sale Price: $2,000
Editor’s Notes: This Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 High dropped as part of the NYC label’s FW14 collection and came in three colorways: red, white, and black. It features “World Famous” across the ankle strap, co-branded “94” detailing on the heel, and a Supreme arch logo.
Supreme and Nike have collaborated on a range of low and high-top Air Force 1s over the years, including three-way collaborations with COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT in 2017, and a logo-clad high-top with the NBA in 2018.
18. Nike Air Force 1 “Crocodile 25th Anniversary”
Release Date: January 6, 2007
Average Sale Price: $918
Highest Sale Price: $2,300
Editor’s Notes: Celebrating 25 years of the Air Force 1, Nike wrapped the silhouette in luxe materials for a special edition drop. This individually numbered, crocodile skin version dropped alongside an anaconda version and retailed for a staggering $2,000 due to its “Made in Italy” quality.
17. VLONE x Nike Air Force 1 High “Black/White”
Release Date: July 1, 2017
Average Sale Price: $1,151
Highest Sale Price: $1,800
Editor’s Notes: This Air Force 1 High came as part of A$AP Bari’s short-lived partnership with Nike. The sneaker was available in six colorways, each dressed in black leather with a different colored Swoosh and “Every Living Creative Dies Alone” embroidered on the ankle strap. The pack was available exclusively in Paris and limited to 20 pairs total.
Amidst a controversy involving sexual assault allegations against A$AP Bari, Nike cut ties with Bari and VLONE, leaving many products from the partnership unreleased.
16. Off-White™ x Nike Air Force 1 “AF100”
Release Date: November 4, 2017
Average Sale Price: $1,251
Highest Sale Price: $4,000
Editor’s Notes: The number of Virgil Abloh-designed Air Force 1s in this ranking speaks to the influence the Off-White™ and Louis Vuitton man holds. This all-white pair with orange and silver detailing on the Swoosh was created as part of Nike’s “AF100” program to celebrate the lasting popularity of simple white Air Force 1s.
15. A-COLD-WALL* x Nike Air Force 1 High
Release Date: October 21, 2017
Average Sale Price: $1,363
Highest Sale Price: $1,999
Editor’s Notes: A-COLD-WALL* founder Samuel Ross’ first Nike collab debuted during the designer’s London Fashion Week show in January 2017 before dropping exclusively via a pop-up in London. Extremely limited in quantity, its value has shot up on the resell market over the last two years. These special Forces feature a perforated Swoosh outline on the upper, as well as a re-designed lace closure with two pairs of eyelets.
14. Off-White™ x Nike Air Force 1 “MoMA” (With Socks)
Release Date: January 27, 2018
Average Sale Price: $1,367
Highest Sale Price: $4,500
Editor’s Notes: This black Virgil Abloh-designed Air Force 1 was released to commemorate the opening of “Items: Is Fashion Modern?”, an exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The shoes were only available in limited quantities at the MoMA Design Store and this version came with a set of special edition socks.
13. Off-White™ x Nike Air Force 1 “MoMA” (No Socks)
Release Date: January 27, 2018
Average Sale Price: $1,497
Highest Sale Price: $2,600
Editor’s Notes: This sneaker is the same as the one above, only bundled without the socks. Curiously, the sockless pack resells for more on average, even if the version with the socks has resold for a higher individual price.
12. Shady Records x Nike Air Force 1 Low “White”
Release Date: 2004
Average Sale Price: $1,899
Highest Sale Price: $1,899
Editor’s Notes: This Shady Records collab was made for friends and family of the label. Things are kept simple, with an all-white upper, black Shady Records detailing on the heel, and a semi-translucent outsole. Additional labels like Terror Squad, Roc-a-Fella and others were also given friends and family versions, with the respective logo of each label stamped on the heel.
11. Nike Air Force 1 “Ueno Sakura” Japan Exclusive
Release Date: March 26, 2005
Average Sale Price: $1,916
Highest Sale Price: $2,750
Editor’s Notes: The Air Force 1 “Ueno Sakura” was released as a Japan-exclusive in 2005, taking inspiration from the country’s annual springtime bloom of cherry blossoms. In 2007, when Nike let sneakerheads in NYC, Philadelphia, and Baltimore vote for their favorite Air Force 1 of all time, the “Ueno Sakura” won in Baltimore and was consequently given a city-exclusive re-release in extremely restricted numbers.
10. Off-White™ x Nike Air Force 1 “MCA Chicago”
Release Date: July 20, 2019
Average Sale Price: $1,926
Highest Sale Price: $3,500
Editor’s Notes: The final Virgil Abloh design in this list, the all-blue “MCA Chicago” colorway was released to commemorate the designer’s “Figures of Speech” exhibition at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, although it was only available first at ComplexCon Chicago and the next weekend via a surprise SNKRS Stash drop.
9. VLONE x Nike Air Force 1 Low
Release Date: February 11, 2017
Average Sale Price: $2,034
Highest Sale Price: $5,000
Editor’s Notes: Similar to VLONE’s Air Force 1 Highs, this collab was extremely limited edition and initially released at a pop-up event in Harlem. This particular Air Force 1 Low — there was a ComplexCon-exclusive, too — features the same “Every Living Creative Dies Alone” phrase embroidered on the heel.
8. KAWS x Nike Air Force 1 “1World”
Release Date: August 2008
Average Sale Price: $2,035
Highest Sale Price: $2,602
Editor’s Notes: This Air Force 1 was one of KAWS’ earlier Nike projects and was part of the multi-month “1World” project, which included collaborations with CLOT and Questlove. It featured the artist’s signature double X stitching in contrasting bright green at the toe and was only given out to friends and family.
7. Nike Air Force 1 “Craig Sager”
Release Date: October 25, 2016
Average Sale Price: $2,162
Highest Sale Price: $2,700
Editor’s Notes: This Craig Sager-designed Air Force 1 was released as the legendary sportscaster was battling cancer before sadly passing away in December that year. Sager was known for his wild patterned suits, which is where the colorful paisley design comes from. Only 100 pairs were available for auction, with proceeds benefiting the SagerStrong Foundation.
6. Nike Air Force 1 Low “PlayStation” (2009)
Release Date: March 2009
Average Sale Price: $2,500
Highest Sale Price: $2,500
Editor’s Notes: The second “PlayStation” Air Force 1, following the 2006 OG, was made available to friends and family in 2009. Limited to only 50 pairs, it differed from the original by adding an all-patent leather upper.
5. Nike Air Force 1 Low “PlayStation”
Release Date: 2006
Average Sale Price: $2,576
Highest Sale Price: $2,753
Editor’s Notes: Nike’s original “PlayStation” Air Force 1 was limited to 150 numbered pairs and given out to Sony executives, friends and family of both brands, and raffle winners.
4. UNDEFEATED x Entourage x Nike Air Force 1 Low “Fukijama”
Release Date: 2006
Average Sale Price: $2,688
Highest Sale Price: $4,444
Editor’s Notes: A fictional colorway shown in an episode of HBO’s Entourage led Nike to produce around 100 similar pairs for cast and crew of the show. Unlike the shoe shown in the episode, which was gold, white, and black, this colorway dialed back the crazy all-over detailing and added sky blue overlays (something closer to the TV version appeared in 2009). Rumor has it a few pairs were even sold secretly at UNDEFEATED locations.
3. CLOT x Nike Air Force 1 “1World”
Release Date: January 16, 2009
Average Sale Price: $3,094
Highest Sale Price: $4,219
Editor’s Notes: CLOT founder Edison Chen’s contribution to the “1World” pack was this Chinese New Year Air Force 1 Low with ornate silk upper and details representing luck and prosperity. Setting it apart from other Air Forces, the red upper layer could actually be peeled, burned or torn off to reveal a bottom layer made from dark brown leather. The sneaker was re-released in 2018 with a cream white upper. CLOT’s catalog of Air Force 1 collaborations also includes a Lunar Force 1 from 2015, as well as star and spiderweb-themed Air Forces for the opening of Juice LA.
2. CLOT x Nike Air Force 1 “1World” (Special Box)
Release Date: January 16, 2009
Average Sale Price: $4,999
Highest Sale Price: $4,999
Editor’s Notes: This is the same as the sneaker above except this version comes in a special edition box and is much rarer than the already-scarce regular version. The result? A five-grand resell value.
1. VLONE x Nike Air Force 1 High “Paris Fashion Week”
Release Date: June 26, 2017
Average Sale Price: $5,949
Highest Sale Price: $8,250
Editor’s Notes: The final VLONE x Nike sneaker on this list is also the most expensive Air Force 1 on StockX by a wide margin. This particular pair was among those that appeared at Paris Fashion Week Men’s SS18 and features red and gold detailing on an all-black shoe. The controversy behind VLONE and the brand’s founder A$AP Bari has made items from the defunct Nike x VLONE collaboration highly collectible to some.
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