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Taylor Swift fans live for investigations into her wardrobe, as proven by their latest conundrum: did boyfriend Travis Kelce gift her those Nike Air Force 1s? The 33-year-old musician sported a red-and-white pair of the iconic shoes to watch the Chiefs play on Oct. 22, famously planting a kiss on Kelce’s cheek after the game. The photographic evidence, which also pictured teammate Mecole Hardman, Jr. and his girlfriend, Chariah Gordon, naturally made waves as another milestone in the couple’s highly publicized relationship — their first internet smooch! While Swift’s outfit involved a vintage Chiefs sweatshirt from Ellie Mae Studios, a pleated skater skirt, and a friendship bracelet strung with the tight end’s number on it, sneakerheads are going on about her themed kicks, which have reportedly been personalized for team members and their loved ones.
The Nike team told POPSUGAR via email they are unable to comment on whether or not the shoes were a gift, but confirmed that they are customized — we’d just need a screen-penetrating magnifying glass to zoom in on the details. Kelce’s teammate Ross Travis shared an Instagram Story featuring a group of similar custom Nikes, as documented by People, leading Swifties to believe the footwear is a Chiefs “welcome gift.” One X user predicted the exchange the day of the game, and another reiterated that the red Nikes mean she’s officially Kelce’s girlfriend. Meanwhile, sneaker podcaster Matthew Welty made a connection to Swift’s “Delicate” lyrics: “Dark jeans and your Nikes, look at you.” So it looks like Swift and Kelce are truly a match made in heaven — or should we say in Swift’s “Mastermind”?
Ahead, customize Swift’s exact Nike Air Force 1 Low By You sneakers, or shop similar premade styles at a slightly more affordable price point from Amazon and Nordstrom.