The Nike Flight ’89 is definitely a classic shoe that hasn’t lost it’s traditional styling. This shoe has been around since 1989 and has proven to be a timeless shoe releasing in over 20+ colorways. When released the shoe was available in both high-top or low-top form, but all current re-releases have been of the low-top version. The Nike Flight ’89 was one of the top picks when it came to on court footwear in the NBA, virtually all Nike endorsed players wore the Flight ’89. Some may think that the Flight ’89 stole the sole and midsole from the Jordan IV since they match exactly, but the Flight ’89 was released first and Jordan’s design team borrowed the technology.
By the sheer number of colorways and times this shoe has released one can tell that this is a must have for Nike enthusiasts. Another reason may be that this shoe was the first “Flight Air” shoe for Nike. The Flight ’89 features a suede leather upper which is very soft and flexible. The midsole is gray with speckled accents. The top sides of the shoe feature soft leather with safari print. The shoe is perfect for the court and has been worn by greats such as Scottie Pippen and Reggie Miller. Its also a perfect shoe for casual wear with its timeless design.