The leather upper includes strategically placed overlays for added premium durability, fit and support.
Perforations enhance ventilation to help keep feet dry and comfortable.
The low-cut silhouette creates a low-to-the-ground feel and classic look.
This version of the Nike Air Force 1 features crisp leather edges for a cleaner, more streamlined silhouette and finer detailing.
A metal "AF-1 '82" tag on the laces honors the shoe's debut.
The durable foam midsole includes a full-length Nike Air unit for lightweight cushioning and impact protection.
Transcending foot coverage since 1982, this once hoops shoe was named after Air Force One—the aircraft that carries the U.S. President. 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 Nike Air technology takes a backseat to the shoe's status as an icon.
• Pivot points in the forefoot and heel for smooth transitions in all directions
• Non-marking rubber outsole for traction and durability
• Padding at collar for a snug, comfortable fit
Nike AirMore than 30 years ago, a revolutionary idea raised the standards in sneaker comfort: Use the lightest cushioning material there is—air. Nike Air units work by trapping air molecules inside a durable urethane shell. With each footstrike, the air unit compresses to reduce the force of impact, then immediately recovers its shape to be ready for the next landing. Nike Air units are built to last, so the cushioning properties hold steady for the life of the shoe.