How to Change the Soles on Nike Air Force Ones

by Derek King ; Updated September 28, 2017

Nike's Air Force One is a basketball shoe that implements Nike Air technology, which uses pressurized gas to inflate the sole and provide improved cushioning and balance to the wearer. Air Force Ones are available in many different colors and styles. The insoles of the Air Force One can be replaced with other insoles in three simple steps.

Step 1

Reach into the inside of one of your Air Force One basketball shoes. Grasp the front of the insole, using your fingers. Carefully peel back the insole until it's completely detached from the shoe.

Step 2

Repeat the process from step one with the other shoe. Completely remove the old insoles from the shoe after they are detached.

Step 3

Insert the new insoles into your Air Force Ones. Place the insoles into their respective tennis shoe with the toe side facing forward. Once they're inserted, smooth the insoles flat, using your hands.


  • Choose an insole that fits the size of your Nike shoes. Pick an insole with support for low to medium arches. These type of insoles absorbs energy during athletic activity while providing cushioning to the forefoot. The insoles should be comfortable enough for athletic activity after a few days of wear.

About the Author

Derek King is an undergraduate student attending the University of Austin. King was editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper for four years. In addition to online instructional articles, he also creates content for the music and entertainment blog