Originally launched in 1982 as the first basketball shoe with Nike Air technology on the market or court, the name of the new premium silhouette already suggested great things. For example, inspiration was drawn from the President of the United States himself and the new basketball sneaker was named “Air Force 1”, based on the presidential aircraft. While the cult sneaker was initially large as a practical high-top shoe on the court and later celebrated as the hip low-top version in the hip-hop scene, the classic AF1 silhouette has since served as the basis for numerous artistic designs and subtle contemporary updates and strong collaborations. However, the typical AF1 DNA, which we owe to its designer Bruce Kilgore, was never lost. Thanks to its timeless versatility, the unique Air Force silhouette gradually blossomed into the undisputed standard in the global streetwear scene – a real “icon” that has more than earned its title.
With the »Pixel« version, the popular All-Time Classic now has a modern design update! The clearly defined white upper of the Air Force 1 is supported by a “pixelated” outer and midsole – we think it’s a really cool detail! On top of that, the heel logo and the tongue tag of the sneaker have been given a clean Nike graphic in a 3D look, which we have never seen before!