LEGENDARY LOOK. INCREDIBLE COMFORT.
Mesh upper with ankle strap for breathability and support
Lunarlon heel unit and Zoom Air cushioning for springy, low-profile impact protection
Hot-knifed midsole for incredible flexibility
Non-marking rubber outsole for traction and durability
Pivot points in the forefoot and heel for smooth transitions in all directions
Air Force 1 Origins
Transcending foot coverage since 1982, this once hoops shoe was named after Air Force One
—the aircraft that carries the President of the United States. It was the first basketball shoe
to house Nike Air
, revolutionizing the game for players like Moses Malone and Charles Barkley while rapidly gaining traction around the world, from the hardwood to the blacktop to the core of hip-hop culture. Today the Air Force 1
stays true to its roots with soft, springy cushioning and a massive midsole, but the Air technology takes a backseat to the shoe’s status as an icon.