The design of these Air Force II Lows is inspired by the iconic wheat boots worn by NBA players before the league's dress code took effect in 2005. They may be designed to look like work boots, but they definitely don't skate like them! Using a cupsole construction, this shoe offers lots of support and cushioning along with the Zoom Air unit in the sockliner. In the forefoot, the midsole has been removed to allow for more boardfeel, and the sole on the forefoot has the same circular tread pattern as the Dunks, giving you durable multi-directional grip. The rubber heel piece locks your foot into place and adds some stability and flick from the heel. Triple stitching all over and the two-tone laces are the finishing touches to give these shoes that iconic work boot look.
Cupsole - Cupsoles are durable, well-cushioned and provide the best impact protection against hard landings. The sole consists of a single rubber layer, reinforced with glue then stitched to the upper. Cupsoles generally last longer than vulcanized soles, but don't provide as much flexibility and board feel right out of the box.
Zoom Air Unit in Sockliner - Nike Zoom cushioning is incredibly thin and brings the foot closer to the ground for enhanced stability, especially during quick cuts and multi-directional movements.
After impact, the tightly stretched fibers inside the pressurized air unit quickly bounce back into shape, providing a super-responsive feel and improved awareness of the surface you’re on.