30 Years Of Perfection: Air Force 1
Lets play a little game, word association if you will. I'm going to say the word sneaker and you tell me what's the first brand that comes to mind. Ready 1.....2.....3; if you live on planet earth within the last 30 years you most likely would have said Nike and why not. Phil Knight and Nike have done it all, incorporating sports attire with fashion and creating a brand name that will far surpass any of our life times. There are now so many divisions of this brand that its almost next to impossible to keep up, Nike has crossed over into dress shoes, boots, clothing, apparel & accessories and show no signs of slowing down. However, for the sake of this article we are going to stick to one of my past time favorites the AF1 (Air Force One). 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of this timeless classic, with new designs being released to put a new spin on this old record and the breakdown is as follows.
Taking its name form none other than the presidents plane, AF1 made its glorious debut back in the early 80's and continues to move forward like a freight train full steam ahead. One of the more notable history points of this sneaker is that it was the first basketball sneaker to incorporate Air technology. Of course as you already know these sneakers are also super fresh, coming in black and white and looking killer on and off the court. 30 years latter the AF1 stills remains the corner stone of sport and fashion.
Nike Lunar Force 1
This is the result of the union of the AF1 & the future, it incorporates the fundamentals of lightweight technology, breathabilty and of course comfort.
Nike AF1 Foamposite
One of the most remarkable designs to hit the street since the creation of the waffle sole. This revolutionary sneaker was inspired by both the AF1 and the organic shell of the Nike Foamposite, adding an element of science with the biomechanical sneaker fusing to the wearer, adding superior comfort and stability.
Nike AF1 Boot
Hands down one of the best inventions since slice bread, this AF1 master piece fuses the elements of sneakers with an all weather element that blows all others clear out of the water. Taking the style elements of Nike AF1 and the durability of the traditional duck-boots, this boot is truly all purposed. For even more comfort and support Nike added the air sole heel and a sturdy grip that will be sure to attack any terrain.