Nike Air Force 1 – Family of Force

By - December 10th, 2012

Nike Air Force 1   Family of Force

Working into a groundswell of activities from late last year till now, Nike Sportswear finally announced its Family of Force initiative to wrap-up the year-long Air Force 1 XXX Anniversary Celebration. By tracing back to the origin of Air Force 1 some 30 years ago, Nike created a lasting lineage of silhouettes, all derived from the original AF1 design DNA. Without further ado, meet the past, present, and future of Nike Air Force 1…

Nike Air Force 1   Family of Force

Nike AF1

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.

Nike Air Force 1   Family of Force

Nike AF1 Comfort

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.

Nike Air Force 1   Family of Force

Nike Lunar Force 1

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.

Nike Air Force 1   Family of Force

Nike AF1 Foamposite

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.

Nike Air Force 1   Family of Force

Nike AF1 Boot

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.

Nike Air Force 1   Family of Force

Nike AF1 Downtown

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.

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