AN ICON GETS A PREMIUM UPDATE
The Nike Air Force 1 LV8 Kids' Shoe updates a hoops original with embossed gator-skin detail and a classic, court-inspired silhouette.
BenefitsLeather upper with embossed gator-skin detailing for comfort and a revamped lookPerforations enhance breathabilityPU midsole with Air-Sole unit for lightweight cushioningRubber outsole for durability and tractionPivot point offers excellent grip and traction
Air Force 1 Origins
Transcending foot coverage since 1982, this once hoops shoe was named after Air Force One--the aircraft that carries the President of the United States. It was the first basketball shoe to house Nike Air, revolutionizing the game for players like Moses Malone and Charles Barkley while rapidly gaining traction around the world, from the hardwood to the blacktop 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.