Nike Sportswear‘s “Rucker Park” pack pays homage to a New York mecca of street basketball, and the latest classic silhouette to join its folds is the Air Flight ‘89. Accompanying Rucker-centric makeups of the Air Force 1 and Air Barrage, this Flight ‘89 salutes one of the most famous courts in the world with details both overt and subtle.
White leather uppers feature orange trim around the large forefoot overlay and the collar, with orange Nike Air branded accents appearing on each heel. Short Swooshes are presented in black, as are top and bottom eyestays and the tongue’s Air Flight hit. The shoe’s special embellishments are threefold: an enamel basketball lace deubre appears on the forefoot, “10039” — the Rucker’s Harlem zip code — is embroidered in black on the heel and a basketball court print is present on the insoles. White/orange midsoles and two-tone outsoles round off the look.
The Air Flight ‘89 is an undeniably apt lifestyle choice for a basketball-inspired pack; it released in 1989 alongside the Air Jordan 4 — hence the similarly-shaped midsole — and was worn on court by Basketball Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen.
This city game-centric Air Flight ‘89 is available now via the Nike webstore and retails for $120 USD.
For more colorful hoops footwear from the world of Nike, get a first look at Jordan Brand’s Air Jordan 5 “Alternate Bel-Air.”