Sometimes, you create something, and it’s perfect out of the gate. Enter the Bruce Kilgore-designed Nike Air Force 1s AKA Uptowns, Forces, White-on-Whites, Flavs, Air Force Ones or AF1s. Released in 1982, they were the first Nike basketball shoes to use Nike Air technology. They’ve become the icon of casual, clean-cut, and customizable sneakers. No wonder Air Force Ones are as popular today as they were in 1982.