DOUBLE THE AF-1. DOUBLE THE FUN.
The Nike Air Force 1 Shadow puts a fun, playful twist on a classic design. Using a layered approach, double the branding and an exaggerated midsole, it highlights AF-1 DNA.
Featuring the same iconic shape as the original Air Force 1, a slightly exaggerated midsole makes the shoe instantly recognizable while also playing with proportions.
- Phantom/Gym Red/Echo Pink
- Style: CI0919-003
With 2 eyestays, 2 mudguards, 2 back tabs and 2 Swoosh designs, you get a layered look with double the branding.
A foam midsole and a grooved outsole ensure that the shoe is lightweight, flexible and comfortable.
Air Force 1 Origins
This once hoops shoe was named after Air Force One—the aircraft that carries the U.S. President. In 1982, it was the first basketball shoe to house Nike Air, revolutionizing the game 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, but the Nike Air technology takes a backseat to the shoe’s status as an icon.
The Nike Air Force 1 was the first basketball shoe Bruce Kilgore designed (the same man behind the Nike Air Pressure, the Air Jordan II as well as tennis court shoes like the Avenger and the Air Ace). The first of Nike’s basketball shoes to utilise the brand’s revolutionary Air tech (which features a pocket of air in the sole to allow for cushioning), it is available as a low, mid and high-top.
First released in 1982, Air Force 1 was just the beginning. It would spawn a lineage that includes the Air Force 2, 3, STS, 5 and XXV. The last celebrates the Air Force 1’s 25thanniversary in 2007. 10 years later, for the shoe’s 35th birthday, Nike collaborated with hip hop legends Don C, Kareem Burke and Travis Scott as well as designers Errolson Hugh and Virgil Abloh to create special editions of the shoe that both celebrated its links to hip hop as well while playing with the shoe’s original white-on-white look.
While white-on-white is the most common and certainly the shoe’s most iconic look (second most p-black), the versatile kicks have seen an array of colorways and styles released. Shop our full collection here.