The lightest AF1 to date, the Nike Air Force 1 Low Flyknit Men's Shoe weighs 50 percent less than the '82 hoops original thanks to its all-new, ultra-breathable Nike Flyknit upper. Strategically crafted Flyknit panels add dimension while remaining true to the AF1 aesthetic.
Woven Flyknit yarns integrate areas of high breathability, stretch and support where you need it most, conforming to the shape of your foot for a comfortable, lightweight feel.
The lightweight, injected midsole includes encapsulated Air-Sole cushioning for long-lasting impact protection.
Leather heel tab and tongue for a premium look
Pivot points for smooth multi-directional transitions
Rubber pods under the toe and heel for durability
AIR FORCE 1 ORIGINS
Transcending foot coverage since 1982, this former basketball shoe was coined after Air Force One, the aircraft that carries the President of the United States. It was the first basketball shoe to house Nike Air, revolutionising the game for players like Moses Malone and Charles Barkley while rapidly gaining traction around the world, from the hardwood to the tarmac 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 Air technology takes a backseat to the shoe's status as an icon.
Nike Flyknit technology was inspired by feedback from runners craving a shoe with the snug (and virtually unnoticed) fit of a sock. Nike embarked on a four-year mission with teams of programmers, engineers and designers to create the technology needed to make the knit upper with static properties for structure and durability. Then the precise placement of support, flexibility and breathability—all in one layer—was refined. The result is a featherweight, form-fitting and virtually seamless upper.