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Leave it up to Nike to take something that most sneaker aficionados consider to be perfect – and make it even better.

After 30 years of being the leading sneaker on both the court and the street, Nike will be incorporating both their Lunar and Hyperfuse technologies into their iconic Air Force 1 silhouette.

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Redesigned from the inside out, the Nike Lunar Force 1 highlights Lunarlon cushioning in the midsole and outsole, which features trademark Lunarlon beveled ribs, enhanced flexibility and reduction in the shoe’s weight. A Nike Zoom Air-Sole unit remains in the heel for superior comfort and reactivity. Simultaneously, Nike’s Hyperfuse construction transforms the upper with its unique unibody construction that fuses three layers — one for stability, one for breathability and one for durability — into one revolutionary, lightweight composite. In addition, the advanced design’s minimized seams mean less rub, while its distinct look allows for new embellishments and colorways.

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Subtle refinements, including 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. Calculated details, like an internal bootie, mean a superior fit without cinched laces. Additional understated distinctions such as a reflective Swoosh, underscore the new design, while the classic sneaker’s integrity and signature silhouette remain intact. It’s still unmistakably a Nike Air Force 1; it’s just got more to offer. 

Lovers of the Air Force 1 will undoubtedly still love the update to this classic, look out for it to be released in limited quantities on December 12, 2012 (12.12.12)