The rugged elements of the classic Air Force 1 have long helped the shoe serve as a perfect boot-like option. Originally built up for on-court performance, the design continues to evolve by taking cues from Nike’s premier boot, the SFB. Some outside-the-box thinking by Nike Sportswear Footwear Designer Ben Kirschner helped bring the innovative sneaker to life.

“It was fusing two of our most iconic shoes for the winter - the SFB, which is our predominantly winter shoe, and then, the Air Force 1. Even though its not a boot, a lot of people use the AF1 as a winter shoe because of its rugged and Indestructible qualities, so I thought it would be cool to bring those two worlds together,” says Kirschner.

“In the very beginning, there was no specific brief for this shoe. It was just something I made in the sample room. And initially, it had a crepe sole.” While the crepe sole was part of Kirschner’s original vision, it never made it passed the early stages.

"Ultimately, the collar and the rear are very deconstructed in their SFB inspiration, but the Air Force 1 is typically built up," Kirschner explains. Further underscoring the shoe’s boot inspiration is a set of reinforced metal eyelets and hooks.

In line with the opening of Titan's newest door, the Nike SF-AF 1 'Triple Ivory' will release exclusively in TITAN VERTIS on June 30, 2017 and on TITAN22.COM on July 11, 2017.

Inspired by military functionality, the SF AF-1 Mid is a dramatic reinterpretation of the classic Air Force 1 silhouette. The shoe delivers ultimate versatility with a mid-rise collar, removable strap and heel zip for easy entry. A triple ivory colorway is the latest to join the ranks of the future of Force.