Nike Unveils Refined Air Force 1, Dubbed The Lunar Force 1

By Jay Casteel  |  11/03/2012

Nike offered an advance look at the future of their iconic Air Force 1 this week, unveiling imagery of the upcoming Lunar Force 1.

The brand touts the shoe as "a game-changing shoe," as it updates the 30-year-old classic silhouette with Lunarlon cushioning and Nike's Hyperfuse construction."

The Nike Lunar Force 1 is redesigned from the inside out. Lunarlon cushioning in the midsole and outsole features the technology's beveled ribs, enhancing flexibility and reducing the shoe's weight. A Nike Zoom Air-Sole unit remains in the heel for improved comfort and reactivity. And simultaneously, Nike's Hyperfuse construction transforms the upper with its unibody construction that fuses three layers -- one for stability, one for breathability and one for durability -- into one revolutionary, lightweight composite.

Subtle refinements includes a slimmed toe box (reinforced to minimize signs of wear) and trimmed rubber outsole (cut from seven to five millimeters), further drop the weight of the Nike Lunar Force 1 from the original 17.56 ounces to just 11.7 ounces. It also boasts a reflective Swoosh, while the classic sneaker's integrity and signature silhouette remain intact.

The Nike Lunar Force 1 will release in limited quantities on December 12 in select Nike Sportswear retail locations globally.