When the Nike Air Force 1 was released back in 1982, the basketball sneaker-game had been revolutionized forever. Thanks to the Air Zoom cushioning a never before witnessed comfort had been reached and that is how Nike ruled the courts at will. And it didn't take the AF1 long to celebrate its comeback – only two years after the first release to be exact. Then Nike were persuaded by a few retailers to start publishing their shoes in numerous different colorways – starting their uncompareable upswing. By their own suprise, the sneakers sold like hot cakes. That is how the Air Force 1 became one of the first sneaker collectables : from starting off locally, to being sold worldwide. Without the internet, without commercials and without superstars. Regardless of whether high-cut, mid-cut or low-cut – the Air Force 1 is suitable for multiple occasions, thanks to its range of over 1700 different variations and colorways.
Now it's time to level up! Instead of the classic leather upper the AF1 is known for, Flyknit takes the place: 'I'm the coach now. Look at me.' Nike presents the AF1 ULTRA FLYKNIT LOW and it combines tradition and modern technology. The Flyknit upper provides a lightweight and comfortable fit, outweighing the predecessors by a mile. Elegant as ever, the silhouette stays the same. In a nutshell, the AF1 Ultra Flyknit weighs 50 percent less than the '82 original, showcasing the evolution the shoe line has been through. More reason to justify the popularity the Air Force enjoys.