Nike Basketball is making a strong push for retro footwear with the re-release of the KD 4 “Galaxy” and the 90’s-themed GT series. And now, another classic from the Swoosh catalog is set to make a comeback—the Air Flightposite One.
Originally released in 1999, the Air Flightposite One was a game-changer. It featured a unique design inspired by human anatomy, combining a revolutionary blow-molded composite material. The shoe wasn’t limited to a specific position on the court, as both forwards and guards, including Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan, wore it. The Flightposite series continued with two more futuristic models that embraced an almost alien aesthetic.
This iconic shoe, designed by Eric Avar, will be returning this holiday season in its original “Metallic Gold” colorway. The last time it was available at retail was in 2008, and it has since been in the Nike vault, not reaching the same level of mainstream popularity as the Air Foamposite One.
While a firm release date is still unknown, it is expected to have a retail price of $240. As more information becomes available, we will update this article. In the meantime, check out the photos below of an original 1999 pair.
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So, if you’re a fan of retro basketball sneakers, keep an eye out for the Air Flightposite One reissue. It’s a shoe that combines innovative design and a classic silhouette, making it a must-have for collectors and enthusiasts alike.