Air Force One: Name and Design
Air Force One is based on the name of the official aircraft of the President of the United States of America – Air Force One.
The Nike team assigned to AF-1 consisted of biochemists, podiatrists, aerospace engineers and designers.
This team was able to put Air Force at the turning point of sports and sneaker culture by the unprecedented feature of the Nike Air technology.
The technology was based on a tough, flexible pocket surrounded by pressurized air. This technology added flexibility, elasticity and durability to the sole, keeping the sneakers lightweight and shaped unlike any other.