Thursday, August 10, 2017

90's Nikes: On Court Classics

Retro sneaker heads usually have a fondness for 80's models like Air Force 1 and SB Dunk, but as 90's basketball fan that era defined the classics for me. There are more that are considered iconic, like the ones worn by Barkley and Penny, but here are the ones i really dig.

AIR FLIGHT 89


Technically its just outside of the 90's, but i'm featuring it because its a cheaper alternative which takes elements and visual cues to one of MJ's iconic shoe, the AJ4 - evident from its lacing eyelets and mid sole design.

AIR FLIGHT LITE 91


Besides being featured in White Men Cant Jump, the debut of the Flight logo is also prominently represented on court by Scottie Pippen, a favourite player of mine.

AIR MAX UPTEMPO 95


These particular colorway is inspired by the 1996 All Star Game hosted in San Antonio, notable for MJ winning the game MVP honors after returning from retirement.

AIR FLIGHT 96


The Air Flight 96 takes design cues from the immensely popular Air Max 95 (wavy pattern of its upper), this colorway is a tribute to Allen Iverson, who was drafted in 1996.

AIR MORE UPTEMPO 96


Another shoe that Pippen wore before he got his own signatures, its a popular retro design that's even been adapted into an exclusive by Supreme.

ZOOM HAWK FLIGHT 96


Another shoe made iconic by featuring in a movie, Ray Allen wore this as Jesus Shuttlesworth in He Got Game.

AIR AFTERBURNER FLIGHT 99


A personal fave of mine, this shoe was repped on the court by Jason Kidd and Damon Stoudamire, the colorway above are Mighty Mouse's - Damon's nickname - PE's.

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