Nike released a new “Special Forces” themed rendition of their classic Air Force 1 model this past week and we’re here to give you the recap. They released on November 5th with an exclusive Canadian release at Capsule down in Toronto. Haven in Toronto also received some pairs to release to the public while a future wider release is still only a possibility. Special Field Air Force 1 (SF AF1) is the name of this release.
In wake of Capsule’s special event showcasing the history of the Air Force 1, we’ve compiled a few fun facts about the famous Nike model. The Nike Air Force 1 was the first basketball shoe to incorporate Nike’s “Air” technology. Designer Bruce Kilgore and Nike first created the shoe in 1982. The next few years had seen the Air Force 1 discontinued up until 1986 when Nike realized the potential of “retro” sneakers. Since 1986, the Nike Air Force 1 model has seen itself in over 2,000 different designs. The newest being these SF AF1s.
These SF AF1 were designed by one of Nike’s Sportwear designers, Ben Kirschner. These feature a paracord bracelet that can be attached around the ankle for extra aesthetics. It also features a small compartment behind the shoe’s tongue, enabling storage of small accessories and or essentials. The black and khaki versions of the shoes can be found in a smooth full grain leather while the olive pair is found in a premium suede material. They all have a mesh canvas type material on the back end with a gum sole to finish off the look and feel (Nike’s Air technology allows to extra cushion) of the sneakers.
We’ll be keep you updated on any release info if there are any.