The Nike Air Flight Huarache OG is one of the Swoosh’s most famous designs from the first half of the ’90s, and now it’s set to return in all its original glory come 2023. First released in 1992 and last retroed in 2014, the Air Flight Huarache’s near-decade of dormancy will come to an end next spring when it touches down in the recognizable “White/Varsity Purple-Royal Blue-Menta” colorway.
Designed through a tag-team effort from Tinker Hatfield and Eric Avar — a paring that’s the Nike Basketball equivalent of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen — the Air Flight Huarache was first made famous by the Michigan Wolverines‘ famous “Fab Five” basketball team. Worn by Jimmy King, Jalen Rose, Chris Webber, Ray Jackson and Juwan Howard, the Air Flight Huarache became both a striking basketball sneaker and a cultural statement. It also got some extra gas on the NBA’s courts thanks to players like the aforementioned Pippen and Reggie Miller. Even Kobe Bryant sported a pair in later years, showing its continued influence.
From a build standpoint, all the original details of the ’92 pair from the cut-out collar to the signature Huarache bootie, familiar heel exoskeleton and striking colorblocking scheme will return on this forthcoming retro.
An exact date of arrival has yet to be announced, but the Nike Air Flight Huarache “White/Varsity Purple-Royal Blue-Menta” will reportedly make its way to shelves in April of next year. When it does, it’ll be priced at $125 USD.
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