After debuting toward the end of 2016, the military-inspired Nike SF AF-1 has sold out repeatedly in a variety of styles. The bootlike silhouette sees the classic Nike Air Force 1, first released in 1982, adopt an extreme high-top cut complete with rugged materials such as ripstop ballistic nylon and heavy-duty leathers.On Thursday, the Nike SF AF-1 will arrive for $165 in “Black/Gum” and “String/Gum” colorways for men, while women will be able to choose from “Binary Blue/Black” and “Desert Ochre/Black” styles. All four will be available from nike.com/launch and select Nike Sportswear retailers.The SF AF-1 was designed by Nike Sportswear designer Ben Kirschner, whose portfolio also includes high-profile projects such as the Supreme x Air Jordan 5, which was released in 2015.
Earlier this month, Randy the Cobbler turned the SF AF-1 into a premium boot with a Vibram outsole.Nike’s latest LunarEpic Flyknit sneakers are here. The athletic giant invited editors to test the new LunarEpic Flyknit 2 shoes at a Mile High Run Club class in New York this morning.Nike athlete and Olympic track and field sprinter English Gardner (who took home a gold medal for the U.S. with her 4×100 team) was on hand to talk about the shoes. “Have you ever run a track in spikes? It can feel like running in heels,” said Gardner, adding she has been wearing the LunarEpic Flyknit 2 sneakers before and after practices to keep her feet comfortable.
Nike Run Club coach Jessica Woods led about 25 people through the sweat-inducing treadmill workout, while Gardner walked around cheering and pumping up the crowd. (Note to self: Always run as fast as you can when an Olympian is watching.)The shoes felt light, and the comfort features were evident as we ran. The style retails in three colorways (rough green, pure platinum and bright crimson) for $160 and is available in Nike stores and at Nike.com. Here are seven things to know about the product.Following a weekend of confusion, global unrest and protests at airports across the U.S. after President Donald Trump signed a controversial executive order restricting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, one major footwear executive is speaking out.