Lacing methods for Air Force One tennis shoes include asterisk and straight-easy lacing. The asterisk look is achieved by using sets of three eyelet pairs and lacing through with a crossover and a straight line. The straight-easy method uses parallel lace lines between eyelet pairs.
Air Force Ones are popular basketball sneakers that were originally released in 1982. Sold as high, mid, and low tops, their popularity remains strong as of 2014. Air Force Ones are sold in many colors. Black and white are classic, purchased by many for the purpose of customizing the shoe with laces of various colors.