Nike Air Force 1 Premium '07 (Thompson)Premium tweed fabric and leather Air Force 1 '07. Special anniversary year edition for Mychal Thompson, the "Bahamas Born Kid". Thompson is a Bahamian American and former NBA player who was the #1 pick in the 1978 NBA Draft. Originally released in 1982, the Nike Air Force 1 was the first Nike model to feature "Air" technology. This legendary basketball sneaker was designed by Bruce Kilgore, and named after the aircraft that carries the President of the United States, the Air Force One. The Air Force 1 is Nike's most popular sneaker to date, has been produced in nearly 2,000 different colorways, and is available in low, mid, and high-top models.