Few things in life truly reach icon status, which by definition is "a person who is very successful and admired” or “a widely known symbol.” And while some may debate, the Nike Air Force 1 falls into the latter category.

Having been around since 1982, the Air Force 1 has been subject to a slew of updates, but still remains a legendary silhouette to this day. In celebration of the iconic sneaker, Nike has provided us with a visual history of the silhouette, highlighting various stages of the shoe over the years.

You can get a look at the illustrations via the gallery above, then be sure to head on over to Nike for more on the lineage of the Air Force 1.

Up next, dive into the best Nike sneakers of 2018 so far.

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