STEP IT UP
The Nike Air Force 1 Upstep Premium Women's Shoe takes the original silhouette to new heights with a breathable upper and slightly elevated platform.
Leather and textile, or a combination of genuine and synthetic depending on color
Foam midsole with encapsulated Air-Sole unit for plush cushioning
Rubber outsole for durable traction
Shown: Metallic Pewter/Summit White/Metallic Pewter
Air Force 1 Origins
Transcending foot coverage since 1982, this once hoops shoe was named after Air Force One—the aircraft that carries the U.S. President. 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 Nike Air technology takes a backseat to the shoe’s status as an icon.