Tested by college athletes and made immortal by some of the NBA’s most fearsome big men, the Nike Air Force 1 has crossed more than the boundary of court to street in the years since its 1982 launch.

One thing remains consistent: The communities and people who have adopted the sneaker and made it an icon, whether artist, ballplayer, chef, designer or you-name-it, prize the Air Force 1 for its toughness and resilience. They’ve also tweaked and twisted it to fit their needs, precipitating a dynamism that has granted the Air Force 1 comfort in any environment.



The Air Force 1 Utility replaces the shoe’s traditional lacing structure with a robust midfoot strap. Equipped with a Fidlock magnetic buckle (also used on the Nike Komyuter), the AF1 Utility’s simplified entry system is complemented by an exaggerated pull tab at the heel and extended tongue. In combination, these elements form an aesthetically audacious vision for the AF1, while retaining the shoe’s fundamental hard-wearing qualities.

The Nike Air Force 1 Utility launches on November 1 globally and November 29 in North America on nike.com, at select retailers and on SNKRS and SNEAKRS apps. The Nike Air Force Utility 270 launches globally November 1 on nike.com and at select retailers.


NBA Pack

The jersey-like trim and team color schemes of the NBA Pack revive the Air Force 1’s indelible link to professional basketball. This is also seen in the use of lenticular color-shifting material for the Swoosh and backtab, where the AF1 logo shifts to the NBA logo in motion.

Styles in the NBA Pack are available now on nike.com and at select retailers.