The Nike Air Force 1 has often been referred to as the greatest sneaker of all time. It has spawned many imitators and even more followers. Released in 1982 and designed by the legendary Bruce Kilgore, the Air Force 1 was the first sneaker to feature “Air” technology and was named after the Air Force One aircraft that is used by the President of the United States. As Nike’s most popular sneaker, everyone from mail carriers to NBA greats have laced them up. Plus, since 1982 the Air Force 1 has been produced in over 1,500 different color combinations.