The Air Force 1 was born in 1982 and then, it used a new form of cushioning technology: Air. Today, the AF1’s brick-like tooling just doesn’t cut it, and the comfort may never have really been there to begin with. After all the CMFT versions of Dunks and AF1s, NikeLab is adding a different sort of cushioning to the timeless silhouette.
NikeLab has been pumping out simple AF1 builds this year — Black, Velvet Brown, Blue Grey, etc. — all on top of white leather-wrapped outsoles. Those builds used a “drop-in Phylon sockliner with Air-Sole unit.” However, this latest look at an upcoming NikeLab AF1 in ‘Bright Citron’ has a detailed shot of the drop-in sockliners and that is definitely a Lunarlon insert with a hex Zoom unit at the heel. It is unclear if just the darker yellow portion around the Zoom unit is Lunarlon or if the entire insert is Lunarlon.
This ‘Bright Citron’ AF1 Low will be arriving next to a ‘Purple Stardust’ build. Both are slated for January 1 release dates at overseas accounts like mita sneakers and Yamaotoko, so they should be Stateside soon. Thoughts on these latest Air Force 1s?