30 Things You Didn't Know About The Air Force 1

4. The "Pivot Point" Was the First Of Its Kind

Before the Air Force 1, most basketball shoes - most sneakers, for that matter - stuck to the tried-and-true herringbone traction pattern. Kilgore wanted to try something different. Given basketball players' use of the pivot move in the post, he came up with a circular outsole pattern designed specifically for hoops.

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