Share This Page: Air Force 1 Low - Gradiation Speckle - Black & Red Launch Date: 11/17/2012 Black/Red 488298-119 $90 The Gradiation Speckle Air Force 1s update the classic look with a speckled midsole. This colorway features a white upper, blue laces and a black to blue gradiant swoosh. The Nike Air Force 1 was the first basketball shoe to contain Nike's air technology and quickly became one of Nike's biggest shoes. Charles Barkley and other NBA stars of the time endorsed them and the shoes became wildly popular. The rapper Nelly and his group the St. Lunatics released a 2002 hit single about buying the shoes titled "Air Force Ones." Kanye West, Nas, Rakim and KRS-One collaborated on a Grammy-nominated single also about the sneakers called "Classic (Better Than I've Ever Been)" in 2007.