Own the original classic that made its breakthrough in the 80's with NBA players and is now idolized by fashion, hip-hop and street icons. Smooth leather upper, Air-Sole in the heel and solid rubber outsole with classic traction pattern. Nike footwear designers worked diligently for three years to integrate Nike Air-Sole units into basketball kicks. Finally in 1982, the Air Force 1 shoe became the first baller shoe to feature Nike Air technology in its innersole. It took a few years to gain traction in the market, but once it did it was unstoppable. Much like the other Nike footwear icons, Air Force 1 has popularity with not only b-ball enthusiasts but indie trend setters and fashion seekers, too. With the clean, timeless design it?s not surprising that Air Force 1 sticks out as a Nike icon and is a sneaker head?s first and last word in basketball shoes. Slip into the supple leather and flush seaming to experience the superior comfort of the Air Force 1 for yourself.