It was almost a year ago today when we let the world know that we wanted them to bring back the Nike Air Pippen. It took a while, but they heard us and now you will see the retro hit the store shelves on May 7th, 2010. We have seen lots of hybrids of this shoe, but I am glad they are just giving it to us straight. (Pause)
Based in an all white leather upper, pieces of metallic silver are found on the Nike and Pippen logos on the toebox, tongue, and heel. The outsole is all black and broken up by a circular pattern on the forefoot, while an air unit window sits at the heel.
The Pippen 1 is best known for its full length visible air unit, and zig-zagging plastic supports that cut through the leather upper. It definitely takes you back to the older days of chunkier, big air basketball shoes which contrasts with recent movements towards lower cuts and more subtle Zoom Air (i.e. Zoom Kobe V). Ironically, Pippen actually grew to prefer Zoom Air, and requested it be included in the rest of his line.