A complete guide to AIR FORCE ONES! An interactive site being launched by Nike on April 11th?a complete catalogue of 929 AF1?s and much more? Remember you can already view the documentaries and more on the site NOW.
If the experience in itself of reliving the yesteryears regarding the Air Force 1 wasn?t good enough, Nike has done a good job of making this a very interactive website. They have included such features as ?1Print? which allows you to actually create your own poster and purchase it. As well you can continually ?add shoes? to your personal ongoing collection. It?s essentially a way of bookmarking your favorite AF1?s for you to share! Got a story about how you scored your first triple double back in ?82 in those White/Grey High?s? Met your future wife wearing Goldenrod Jewel Mid?s back in ?99? There is an option to submit stories to Nike to share with all the other AF1 heads out there. Don?t worry I saved the best feature for last. The ?Shoe of the Month? gives you the ability to vote for your favorite AF1 each month of 2007. At the end of the year the ?Shoe of the Year? will get reissued!.
By approaching the development of the shoe in an equally practical as radical manner, Bruce Kilgore created a shoe design that proved for the first time that ‘functional’ could also mean ‘attractive, and even ‘fashionable’ in the positive sense of the word. With an eye for detail and the soul of a traditional cobbler, Kilgore made Air Force 1 along the lines of the principle: everything that’s not absolutely necessary for the shoe to ‘function’ is left out. When Kilgore sat down to develop the shoe that would dominate the world for the next 25 years and more, he generated his vision from the dreams of basketball players all around the world and crafted a reality that had never been seen before.
Air Force 1 Athletes
A particular legend are, of course, the 6 basketball players who presented the first Air Force 1 in 1982: Moses Malone, Michael Cooper, Jamaal Wilkes, Bobby Jones, Mychael Thompson and Calvin Natt.
Plus Charles Barkley, because no other player embodied the Force idea more than he did, who mercilessly fought for every chance and every ball to drive his opponents to desperation. His legitimate successors when he ended his career: David Robinson and Alonzo Mourning.
The youngest members in the Force family are: Jermaine O?Neal, Nate Robinson, Tony Parker, Amare Stoudmire, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Rasheed Wallace, Vince Carter.
With the last six following the legendary six for the Air Force 1 anniversary and ushering in the new Air Force 1 era with their own models.