Gucci, the world renowned fashion company, now sells Air Force 1 shoes. The big fashion house was established by Guccio Gucci in Florence in 1921. It is known more for its handbags and clothing. Gucci had humble beginnings as a leather goods store. Skillful craftsmen were employed and the business grew after the opening of a boutique in Rome. The bamboo handle handbag, the unique striped webbing, and the suede moccasin were all successful. Gucci now sells a wide range of products including accessories and shoes. The Air Force 1 shoe was first introduced by Nike in 1982. The sneaker is named after the plane in which U.S. Presidents travel. It was a basketball shoe which utilized the Nike Air method. NBA player Rasheed Wallace has played his entire career so far in Air Force 1 high tops. The shoes have also become part of hip-hop culture. Nike has added a mid-top line to the low top and high top collections. These shoes are also customized regularly. The Gucci touch is evident from the designs on these sneakers. The materials used by Gucci in the manufacture of the Air Force Ones are of the finest quality. The leather is durable; hence, these shoes last long and are generally meant for athletic use. The Gucci logo is prominently displayed on theses sneakers. The Air Force 1 comes in all sizes and colors although black or white are usually the dominant colors. The comfortable shoes can be purchased from stores or online.