Excellent build quality with these. The straps have metal buckles and the SWAT logo has been burned into the leather on the tongues, ankles, and on the insoles of the shoes.
Its tough to capture the insoles due to the lighting and material. I think they were actually issued to the SWAT team in small quantities back at the 2004 Olympics in Greece.
Edit 3/31/20: I added some better pics of the insole and tongue. It is seriously difficult to get a picture because the entire inside of the shoe is premium leather and it reflects any light, so I grabbed a pic from the web. The last picture is not my shoe. I wouldnt do that bending to the tongue. Also, these shoes are meant to be tactical boots.
You wont be shooting any ball in these bad boys unless you want to break your own ankles. The leather is very strong and not the flimsy stuff that bends super easy like your every day Air Force 1s.
The ankles also have a lot of padding in them as well as the tongue having a double layer of support. Also added a picture of this. If your friends think they have the best AF1 collection, this should put you up there, if not over the top.
I cant find a single, DS pair of these anywhere for sale. They could be worth more than asking price. Wear at your own risk!
The item "Nike Air Force 1 High SWAT (2004) Very Rare Steeltoe NEW Sz 10 READ DESC" is in sale since Monday, March 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men\Men's Shoes\Athletic Shoes". The seller is "gameshoes77" and is located in Danville, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.