One of the biggest names in sneaker culture is G Herbo, and in an Esquire Magazine walkthrough of his sneaker collection, he showed off his collection of custom Air Force 1s. Herbo particularly likes white on white Nike “G-Fazos.” The Air Force 1 was first released as a high top basketball sneaker in 1982, and since then, it’s exploded in popularity, not only in the hip-hop world, but also in the fashion world. The brand’s collaborations with the fashion industry, from Travis Scott to Riccardo Tisci, have made the shoe a hit.
Nike Air Force 1 sneakers are so popular that a slang term has been born. The phrase “G-Fazos” originated in Chicago and is widely used in hip-hop. The phrase is a reference to the shoes that rap artists often wear while rapping.
Classic white Air Force 1s have a clean, fresh look, and thick rubber soles. The toe box is moderately sized, and the fabric is breathable. These shoes are durable but require careful maintenance. Be sure to wear them in a casual setting, and keep them dry to protect the soles from water damage.
A fake Nike Air Force 1 can be hard to spot, but you can protect yourself by looking at its inside label. An authentic one has a label with sizes and the Nike swoosh logo. More recent models also have a QR code. The authenticity of a fake Air Force 1 depends on where you purchased it from, and whether the seller is a known or trusted seller. For example, Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace have a reputation for scams, so it’s best to stick with trusted online retailers.