The 1999 Nike Air Flightposite, one of the first shoes to feature Foamposite technology, is getting a 2018 retro release and we’re here for it.
Worn by Allan Houston and Tim Duncan, the Air Flightposite last saw a retro in 2014 — and don’t worry, of course Nightwing2303’s Nike Air Flightposite Performance Review is still on the ‘net. The shoe was an evolution of Penny Hardaway’s Foamposite One; it hid the laces underneath a zippered shroud, offered a more flexible forefoot, and the durable shell significantly improved the fit of the Foamposite One.
In 2014, Nightwing noted that the cushion set up in the Air Flightposite was its standout feature. It was incredibly close to the ground even though it used heel and forefoot Zoom Air units as well as an awesome PU insole (which was removable!). The shoe rode atop a durable rubber outsole that was not pliable and held up outdoors.
The Nike Air Flightposite retailed for a whopping $210 in 2014 — that’s $226 in today’s money! However, the Air Flightposite ‘Green’ is scheduled for a release at City Gear on June 20 for $200. There is no word yet on whether the shoe will come to more retailers.
Will you be picking up this 2018 edition of the Air Flightposite? Let us know in the comments below.
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