Blake Lively and Taylor Swift Both Agree: These Nike Sneakers Are an Absolute Must-Have

We’ll take a pair in every color, thanks

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We love peeping high-end celebrity looks and red carpet dresses as much as the next person, day dreaming about how fun it must be to get to wear such glamorous ‘fits. But we love it even more when they wear items we can actually work into our existing wardrobe. Case in point: Blake Lively and Taylor Swift both sporting classic Nike Air Force 1 Low by You sneakers ($135).

It should come as no surprise that the celeb besties would have some overlap in their wardrobes, though the two stars did choose different colors when sporting their Nike kicks. Swift opted for a red and white pair while cheering on boyfriend Travis Kelce at a recent Chiefs game, while Lively wore a funkier gingham pair for walking around Disneyland Paris on a trip with her family in December.

You can catch a peek at Lively’s chic gingham Nike Air Force 1 sneakers in the second photo of this Instagram carousel documenting her international Disney trip. Unfortunately, her exact style appears to be sold out. However there are plenty of Nike Air Force 1 Low sneakers to shop as a nod to both Lively and Swift.

For those who want to get creative or add a personalized touch, Nike allows members (it’s totally free to sign up) to customize their own pair of Air Force 1 Low sneakers, mixing and matching different colors for each part of the shoe.

But, of course, there are plenty of other Nike Air Force 1 styles to shop for a Blake Lively-inspired wardrobe.

These classic kicks can also be customized to your liking, and are a favorite of multiple PureWow editors, as well. “The AF1 are a staple in my collection,” says beauty editor Chelsea Candelario. “I think it's like an NYC staple, right next to Timberlands for the winter—it's always been *the* summer sneaker to rock.” Beauty director Jenny Jin is also a fan. “They're comfortable, they give you a surprising boost in height, they go with most everything and they're durable. I've had mine for a couple of years now and they show very minor signs of wear. I also like that you can customize them on the site. I have a few all-white pairs with various accents on them (contrasting soles or Nike swoops, etc.).” 

For something a bit funkier, akin to Lively’s gingham kicks, check out these colorblocked, faux-suede Nike Air Force 1 ‘07 LX sneakers.

If you just can’t get that gingham print out of your head, this sleek pair by Tretorn looks remarkable similar. Plus, they have Reese Witherspoon’s seal of approval.



Abby Hepworth is an RRCA-certified running coach who has worked in fashion for over 10 years. Want to know what shoes are in this season? She's got you. Need recommendations on...

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