The Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Mid Flyknit Big Kids’ Shoe transforms the classic with formfitting Nike Flyknit and a super-lightweight design, helping you stay quick and comfortable from the first bell to the last.
Lightweight Nike Flyknit hugs your foot from heel to toe, offering a breathable fit that adapts to your every step.
Designed for all-day comfort, the Ultra’s one-piece foam sole is soft, flexible and incredibly light.
The Air Force 1’s iconic ankle strap still offers the same locked-in fit that made the original a legend on the court.
- Nike Air-Sole in the heel provides lightweight cushioning
- Mid-top design balances support and freedom to move
AIR FORCE 1 ORIGINS
Transcending foot coverage since 1982, this once hoops shoe was coined after Air Force One—the aircraft that carries the
President of the United States. It was the first basketball shoe to house Nike Air, revolutionizing the game for players like Moses Malone and Charles Barkley while rapidly gaining traction around the world, from the hardwood to the blacktop to the core of hip-hop culture. Today the Air Force 1 stays true to its roots with soft, springy cushioning and a massive midsole, but the Air technology takes a backseat to the shoe’s status as an icon.
Nike Flyknit technology was inspired by feedback from runners seeking a shoe with the snug (and virtually unnoticed) fit of a sock. Nike embarked on a four-year mission with teams of programmers, engineers and designers to create the technology needed to make the knit upper with static properties for structure and durability. Then the precise placement of support, flexibility and breathability—all in one layer—was refined. The result is a featherweight, formfitting and virtually seamless upper.