In just thirty-four years the Nike Air Force 1 has grown to become the world's most iconic silhouette.
With roots set deep in its basketball heritage and legendary status in the world of street culture, 2016 marks the year Nike's classic silhouette gets updated. Tasked with bringing the iconic trainer into the future without losing its legacy, the Nike design team married the brands breathable, lightweight flyknit material with the original 1982 silhouette.
Sparked by a 12 hour summer trip around Paris the team decided to create a lighter and more flexible shoe, which also enhanced the fit and reduced the creasing on the toe vamp. Headed by Nike's Footwear Design Director, Jonathan Johnsongriffin's playful 3-D prototype concept - which saw a dark grey flyknit upper bonded onto an Air Force 1 silhouette - the team collaborated with multiple engineers, developers, Flyknit programmers and more, all began creating the lightest Air Force 1.
Weighing almost half the weight of the original, the 2016 Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit is the first flyknit shoe to incorporate a leather Swoosh logo.
Read more about how the Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit was designed here and get your exclusive all-white colour-way from your nearest NikeLab or in the Flyknit favourite, multicolour and University Red colour-ways in-stores or via Nike's Tech Book now.