Before the current king of the triple double Russell Westbrook was smashing records, and way before Lebron had entered the league, there was a scrappy young point guard by the way of California bringing his brand of basketball domination to the league. Jason Kidd, a man who revolutionised the idea of stat sheet stuffing before it was even cool, began his career rocking the Zoom Flight 95s (before they were even cool), so we're happy to bring you the latest iteration in flight brought you by the geniuses at NikeLab.
NikeLab has crafted two premium renderings of the Flight 95's using their favourite tones of this season with a sleek monochrome colourway and a tonal 'tan' edition. They used a blend of exquisite materials including insanely soft Nubuck and rich full grain leathers, the perforated Nubuck replaces the original carbon fibre and brings a much more premium feel to the release. Swoosh branding sits on the flanks and toebox in opposing white and black with matching leather piping that cleanly breaks up the sneaker.
They have been dubbed by many as the best basketball sneaker that has ever produced by Nike and it is easy to see why. They were the first basketball sneaker to officially be labelled with Zoom Air technology, they hold a whole host of unique features and style especially with its alien-like bug-eyed bubbles that have been backed by carbon fibre detailing that adorn the midsole.
The innovative design from Eric Avar still looks futuristic even after twenty-two years showing how creative and unique the design is, taking similar aesthetic cues to the Foamposites with its silhouette that have a cult-like following.
They were designed to aid the high octane speed of Kidd, and after exploring geometric shapes and motion they crafted the perfect sneaker for this, which became quickly popularised achieving legendary status amongst basketball fans and sneakerheads as they were worn by Nike's most revered basketballers in the Golden era that was the 90's.
Releasing on Monday 08:00 am BST (15/05/17) in limited sizes for £125 so make sure to be quick when purchasing as you may miss out.