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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 8.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • A good majority of the reviewers was very happy with how the Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Leather made walking so comfortable.
  • Many noted how neatly crafted each pair is.
  • A lot of those who bought a pair thought it runs true to size.
  • Some buyers took note of how beautiful the Air Force 1 UltraForce Leather is.
  • A sizable proportion of those who left reviews noted how durable the pair is.
  • There are many colors to choose from.
  • The most recent version of the Air Force 1 is affordable.
  • The Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Leather is lighter than many of the previous releases.
  • New innovations from Nike make it the lightest Air Force 1 variation so far.
  • This is easily one of the best takes of the Air Force 1, as acclaimed by a few.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Quite a few buyers were disappointed about the quality of the items that were delivered to them.
  • A handful were a little disappointed that it runs a bit narrower than they were used to.

Bottom line

The Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Leather is durable and highly comfortable. Additionally, it effortlessly allows its wearer, even if they are the most practical, to walk around in style without leaving a huge gash on their pockets. Being a retro of a true Nike icon, this model is also one that every sneakerhead should consider having on their shelves. At a very reasonable price, one can get a shoe that has its roots firmly in history, but also a shoe that mixes fashion and comfort with ease.


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Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Leather History

The Air Force 1 UltraForce Leather is Nike’s 2017 revival of the iconic Air Force 1 of the 80s, which of course got its name from Air Force One, the aircraft that usually carries the President of the United States of America.

The original was released in 1982, and was the first basketball shoe to use the Nike Air technology. It was designed by Bruce Kilgore. Because of its attractive colorway and performance-enhancing capabilities, AF 1’s following spread like wildfire among athletes, including big names such as Charles Barkley and Moses Malone. The shoes also went on to influence hip-hop culture and music.

The current model retains much of the original design. It also retains the use of the Nike Air technology in its midsole. A notable improvement would be its use of smooth leather on the upper and much lighter materials on the outsole. The latest Nike technologies and innovation make this model easily one of the lightest versions ever.

Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Leather Style

It has been said that rarely does one go wrong with a classic. The same holds true with the Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Leather. With its neat classic silhouette and rolled-over edges, the shoe just goes with almost every item in the modern man’s closet. If black and white are too ordinary, the Air Force 1 UltraForce Leather also comes in linen and red, which can provide the much desired look upgrade.

Fit & Sizing

This pair of men’s shoes comes in a wide range of sizes. The smallest Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Leather is size 6, the largest is size 18. This model comes in medium widths. Because of its basketball DNA and design, the shoe offers excellent hold for those who are active or for those who are always on the go.

Notable Features

Nike’s iconic Air Force 1 silhouette is clearly evident in this shoe and is easily its most notable feature. There is also that chunky midsole/outsole that sneaker fans should have no trouble recognizing.

The UltraForce Leather version of the Air Force 1 looks very classy because of the premium leather in the upper. As with most leathers, this give the shoe even more comfort and durability.

Additional Info

  • Marion Frank Rudy was an aeronautics engineer who owned the patent for Nike Air technology that, as the name implies, literally allows wearers to walk on air that is encapsulated in rubber packets.
  • The Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Leather got its name from the technology used on its midsole, the Nike Ultra, which makes strong contributions to the pair’s lightness and durability.
  • The leather upper has strategically placed perforations, which are responsible for the comfort that many wearers rave about.
  • Nike’s Encapsulated Air Technology is utilized in the midsole for lightweight cushioning.
  • A premium leather covers the upper for more comfort and durability.
  • The premium leather also gives the shoe a more classic look than other versions of the Air Force 1.