THE AF1, HEIGHTENED. The NikeLab Air Force 1 Upstep Women's Shoe elevates the classic to contemporary heights. Setting it apart from the traditional profile is a pronounced 5mm heel offset, exaggerated outsole details and a color palette of seasonal, tonal shades. Benefits: • Premium tumbled leather upper • Quilted synthetic lining for a plush feel • Three-quarter Air-Sole unit for cushioning • Lightweight injected Phylon midsole • Molded rubber tongue top • Square metal aglets lend unique look Air Force 1 OriginsTranscending foot coverage since 1982, this once hoops shoe was coined after Air Force One the aircraft that carries the President of the United States. 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 Air technology takes a backseat to the shoe's status as an icon.