Nike’s LA Flea Air Force 1 is for the thrifty sneaker lover

Nike’s “LA Flea” Air Force 1 is designed for sneakerheads obsessed with thrifting.

For 40 years, the Nike Air Force 1 has been the most popular shoe on the planet. Arguably the sneaker that sits neatly at the intersection of the average person, sneakerhead and hipster on the Venn diagram, it became the highest revenue-generating sneaker in the world back in 2021. It’s been four years since it was founded in New York, and it remains a force to be reckoned with in the ever-expanding sneaker market.

While the standard white on white continues to hold strong, “The Swoosh” is always looking for new ways to update its classics. The latest of these? Nike’s “LA Flea” Air Force 1, a nod to the open-air flea markets of the Sunshine State.

The fabric and design made the shoe a hit: wearing recycled mismatched canvas with DIY stitching. Cords replace the classic laces, and blue suede outlines the midfoot. It’s bold art and craft for Nike, but we’re here for it.

Moreover, it highlights the elusive streetwear mecca’s flair for pushing boundaries and breathing life into old favorites. You’ll recall that earlier this year, the sportswear giant made the most of the thrift store aesthetic by partnering with Cactus Plant Flea Market to launch a line of sportswear that evokes a handmade feel.

Want to add them to your collection? Head over to on July 16 to pick up a pair of Nike’s “LA Flea” Air Force 1.