Air Force 1

Two Nike Staples are Getting a Utility Treatment


Always keeping things fresh, two Nike staples are getting a remix. Trading in their traditional look for a more tactical style, the Air Force 1 and Air VaporMax are getting Utility makeovers.

Originally released in 1982, the Nike Air Force 1 was named after the aircraft that carries the United States President. This Utility upgrade of the model adds military flair and provides a more functional look. Immediately you’ll notice the large midfoot straps which have been added in favor of a traditional lacing system. In addition to the midfoot strap, a Fidlock magnetic buckle has been added to make for an easier on and off. Exaggerated pull tabs at the tongue and heel complete this update.


Since bursting onto the scene in 2016, the Nike Air VaporMax has quickly become a favorite of sneaker fans. Over 7 years in the making, the Air VaporMax went through countless hours of testing all to help usher in a new era of ‘Air.’ For this Utility edition of the model, the traditional lace closure has been subbed out for a toggle system. The change allows for quick adjustments while you’re on the go. The tread pattern has also been updated to stand up to inclement weather, meaning regardless of the conditions outside you’ll be able to get your miles in. A durable, water-repellent, woven upper doubles down on that idea.

Keep it locked and be sure to grab the Nike Air Force 1 Utility & Air VaporMax Utility on 11/29 at Finish Line.