Like a snake that sheds its skin and emerges anew, the Nike Air Python unveils a new look 26 years after its debut.An exotic cross between the Nike Air Jordan II and Nike Air Force II, the Nike Air Python first appeared in 1987, an era in which revolution was in the air, pop culture was upended by the golden age of hip-hop, and sneakers were transforming from pure performance pieces to fashion icons.In this dynamic age, the Nike Air Python was equally brash–a sleek, swooshless high top basketball shoe with snakeskin wrapped around the heel, upper quarter and tongue. But similar to the elusive serpent for which it was named, the shoe was rarely seen, released in limited-edition within the U.S.And just like the original shoe, the sneaker exudes strength and a smooth attitude that set it apart from the pack.
- premium full-grain leather - snakeskin patterned leather at tongue, heel and quarter panels - limited release
*Online Friday, September 20th midnight. In-store Saturday.