The Nike Air Force 1 is a timeless silhouette. Bruce Kilgore’s 40th anniversary silhouette has been coated in everything from plaid tartan to hairy suedes, employing practically every color combination and dissimilar textile known to man, marking the perfect entry for a return to the original 1982 build.
The midfoot straps offer lateral support as well as ankle stability.
The current mid-top build is derived directly from the original, utilising encased crisp smooth white leathers across its upper panels and overlays while coming highlighted with a “Silver Metallic” trim and Swooshes. Midfoot straps, intended to reduce the League’s growing incidence of ankle injuries, extend its urban fashion standard with a color-matched build complemented by a grey loop and embroidered Swoosh. Further differences can be found on the sock liner, tongue, and heel tabs, as well as “AIR” branding along the 1/2 inch thick midsole and its tread underfoot, completing the 1982 style that harkens back to the games of Michael Cooper, Jamaal Wilkes, and Sidney Moncrief.
Finally, the “White/Metallic” footwear stands out in a very specific yet powerful way that transports you back to your childhood and the early peaks of your sporting career. Midsoles, uppers, heels, and fit are all inspired by the 1982 classic, but with a modern twist that gives this Nike shoe a new look.