In 1995, basketball legend Sheryl Swoopes became the first female athlete to receive a Nike signature shoe, the Air Swoopes. in 1996, the Nike Basketball runner received a second edition, the Air Swoopes 2, which is now set to return this year.
Offered in two colorways of red and blue, the new Air Swoopes 2 features a white leather and black nubuck upper with a signature toggle rope lacing system. Red or blue accents appear throughout the distinctive model, such as at the lace eyelets, embroidered Swoosh branding, vamp overlay and leather heel tab. All of this is rounded out by a Zoom Air-cushioned sole unit feature a vibrant basketball heel bumper and outsole.
The Nike Air Swoopes 2 is set to release sometime in August for a retail price of $140 USD at Nike’s web store and select Swoosh retailers. Let us know if you’d like to see men’s sizing for this model and for retro sneakers, Nike’s Air Flightposite 1 returns in “Legion Green”.