The Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboot Returns for Cold Fronts
Nike are bringing back the rugged Lunar Force 1 Duckboot in preparation for the northern hemisphere’s approaching winter. A weatherproof version of the classic Air Force 1, this upgraded model takes quite a few cues from the outdoor footwear world, but maintains an overall sneaker silhouette that’s instantly recognised.
Given the Duckboot designation in its name, this LF1 naturally draws on the iconic cue of these waterproof boots, ie its rubberised toe. This iteration sees a rubber shroud seal off the toe box from any errant puddles, and also covers the surface with the same star nubs found on the outsole. The rest of the upper is similarly sealed off from the elements, which is achieved via Nike’s WaterShield lining underneath the leather surface. For added protection, the high-top cut keeps more warmth in and the wet out, which is further assisted by an inner layer and extended tongue that forms a physical barrier from the outside. Underfoot, the usual Air midsole is swapped for a softer Lunar version, which is a welcome addition for long days spent strapped up in these sneaker boots. There’s also spiky tread markers, helping maintain grip on slippery ice-covered streets.
It’s still hot out, so hold on a while longer for the Lunar Force 1 Duckboot to hit Nike retailers.