Nike Air Flight 89 in 'Black/Cement Grey/Fire Red'

Last updated on February 16th, 2024

The hype surrounding Air Jordan 4 has reached unprecedented levels, and it appears that Nike's Air Flight 89 has acknowledged this.

In a nod to its iconic cousin, the Flight series model from 1989 has resurfaced in a color scheme that harkens back to the original "Black/Cement Grey/Fire Red" ensemble (much like the upcoming Jordan 4 Bred Reimagined).

While Scottie Pippen once championed this pair, it now showcases a subdued blue hue on its framework, straying from the traditional Chicago Bulls color palette. Like its counterpart endorsed by Michael Jordan, the Nike Air Flight 89 has long been overlooked, despite possessing a captivating and somewhat comparable style.

Nike Air Flight 89 - toebox and mudguard

The tooling on both sneakers is exactly the same, resulting in Nike's regular model being indistinguishable from the fourth Air Jordan when seen from below. Additionally, both shoes feature the "Nike Air" branding on the back, a detail that has always played a prominent role in the overshadowed style. In contrast, numerous AJ4's have been released with Jumpman logos, causing both old and new fans to express their disappointment over Nike, Inc. not re-releasing the shoe with all of its original components.

The "Flight" messaging also appears on the tongues of both designs, but the sneaker associated with Pippen establishes its own identity throughout the rest of the upper. However, its "Bred" color scheme is closely linked to #23's iconic Bulls-inspired footwear and cannot be separated from it. Although it carries off the color scheme well, the Air Flight 89 will likely always be considered the second choice for most people.

Get ready to feast your eyes on an assortment of captivating images showcasing in this article. While the brand has yet to unveil any launch specifics on nike.com, it's highly probable that this will change in the coming year. The Air Flight 89 can be yours for a price of $130 USD.