A HOOPS ICON
The Nike Air Force 1 Premium Kids' Shoe celebrates the 1982 basketball original with a leather upper and plush cushioning.
BenefitsLeather upper for premium comfort and supportFoam midsole for lightweight cushioningRubber outsole for durability 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.