According to most of the sneaker community, the Nike Air Force 1 is a classic model that belongs in your sneaker collection. Nike knows that too and releases this pair with recycled materials.
The Air Force 1 is originally a basketball shoe that was first released in 1982. It was the first basketball shoe with Nike Air under the foot. Soon after, this silhouette was worn on the streets and became a big part of sneaker culture.
Nike Air Force 1 Low | DC9486-101
The durable version of the Air Force 1 has few visual differences from the classic model. The branding on the tongue is black instead of white and there are speckles on the midsole and outsole.
The upper of this sneaker is made with Nike Flyleather. This is a material with the look and feel of real leather. This material is made with at least 50% recycled leather fibers combined with synthetic materials. Compared to real leather, Nike Flyleather has a smaller impact on the environment.
The midsole and outsole are made of Nike Grind Rubber. Nike Grind is a material that the sports brand itself has designed. This material is used from leftovers during the production process to unused materials that are still in the factories. These materials are compressed into Nike Grind. The insole of this Air Force 1 is neon yellow. On this sole you can see the logo of Nike's Move To Zero project.
The sustainable Nike Air Force 1 Low has no official release date yet. Would you like to join Nike's Move To Zero project and add sustainable sneakers to your collection? Follow us on Instagram and download the Sneakerjagers app to stay up to date with these developments.