Nike Sportswear Presents Air Force 1 | Family of Force

Nike Sportswear Presents Air Force 1 | Family of Force

After 30 years of influencing the masses, the Nike Air Force 1 looks forward to what will become of the iconic sneaker when further infused with Nike’s innovation and technology. The Family of Force consists of a hand-full of members, each recognizing the heritage that has made the Nike Air Force 1 a coveted classic, but also celebrates its own unique, innovation-driven look and character. Bound by three core design principles—lightweight, breathability and comfort, achieved through the integration of Nike’s Hyperfuse construction and Lunarlon cushioning in some cases—these new relations represent the future of the Nike Air Force 1, joining the thousands of iterations that have elevated the sneaker to collector status. Meet the family’s newest members, all of whom will have a hand in continuing the Force’s continued dominance and influence.

Tapping the U.S. presidential plane for its name, the Nike AF1 debuted in 1982. The first Nike basketball sneaker with Air technology, it looked fresh while delivering a game-changing, comfortable on- and off-court ride. Thirty years later, it remains the pinnacle of street and sport, court and culture.

Propelling the powerful legacy of the Nike AF1 into the future, the Nike Lunar Force 1 takes core inspiration from principles of lightweight, breathability and comfort. A signature Lunarlon sole unites with an Air-sole heel unit for unrivaled support and reactivity, while Hyperfuse construction further transforms the sneaker’s trademark style.

Revolutionary in form and function, the Nike AF1 Foamposite takes inspiration from both the Nike AF1 and the organic, firm outer shell of the Nike Air Flightposite. Composed of a seemingly seamless upper, the biomechanical sneaker fuses the wearer and its innovative sole—comprising superior cushioning and an encapsulated Air-sole heel unit—into one sinuous silhouette.

Boldly taking on the elements, Nike AF1 Boots transport the Nike AF1 out of its urban domain into all-weather terrain. Infusing the Nike AF1’s signature silhouette with the protective fundamentals and scooped collar of traditional duckboots, the sturdy shoes also imbue their supremely comfortable sole with an encapsulated Air-sole heel unit and tenacious grip that tackles any environment.

The visual inverse of the original Nike AF1, nicknamed The Uptown, the Nike AF1 Downtown boasts a low-profile cupsole and streamlined silhouette. Lightweight, with an encapsulated Air-sole heel unit and discreet Phylon midsole for durability, stability and cushioning, these sneakers may be understated but they claim just as much street cred as their predecessors.

Uniquely premium in terms of textiles and ride, the Nike AF1 Comfort takes innovation and craftsmanship to the next level. The suede and leather upper imparts exclusivity while a Lunarlon foam insole joins the drop-in midsole sockliner with encapsulated Air-sole unit for lightweight, flexible cushioning. Plus, trademark Nike AF1 details—metal dubrés, circular pivot points and crown-like vamp perforations—further elevate the low-key but legendary look.


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