Special anniversary year edition for Bobby Jones. Robert Clyde "Bobby" Jones (born December 18, 1951, in Charlotte, North Carolina) was known for his outstanding defensive play, earning him eight All-Defensive team nominations. A defensive guru and thinking man's basketball player who was not a great leaper but used good foot-work and shrewd on-court anticipation to get strategic defensive positioning. Jones often was a step ahead of his opponent which gave him the upper hand and caused the offensive player to be off-balance. He began his career with the Denver Nuggets of the ABA in 1974, where he played until 1978. He joined the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, where he played until 1986. During his career, Jones played in one ABA All-Star Game and four NBA All-Star Games. He led the ABA in field goal percentage twice, and led the NBA in field goal percentage during the 1977-78 season. In 1983, Jones was selected as the very first NBA Sixth Man of the Year.
Many shoeheads consider the Air Force One to be the perfect shoe and they may be correct considering this line has survived 25 years and remained one of the most popular Nike styles, bringing in approximately 1 billion dollars a year. For the 25th anniversary, Nike has actually improved on the perfect shoe to make it the ultimate. A number of upgrades went into the Nike Air Force One '07. The major upgrades are:
Standardized cup sole to eliminate inconsistences in fit. All Nike factories use this new cup sole model which conforms to the foot shape.
Seamless interior to prevent discomfort and friction from stitching and seams.
Contoured tongue. The original version had a flattened tongue which did not conform to the top of the foot.
Natural ankle shape. The '07 AF1 follows the contours of the wearer's ankle.
Fans of the classic white on white Air Force will be pleased to note that the AF1 '07 is whiter than ever. A special effort was made to make the new white/white version a bright, clean white.
The lace debray (tag) is studier and more consistent with the shape of the lace. Fans will also note that the debray has changed from a simple silver piece to silver with a white inset bearing the word "AF-1" and the year "'82" below.
The new Air Force features stain resistent laces to help keep your kicks looking fresh.
Removable aiglets allow the wearer to use them on new shoelaces.
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