February 10, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 6
Sneaker News has been filled with information on the upcoming 2012 NBA All-Star sneakers, but did you know that the annual ASG standouts represent a relatively recent phenomenon? Even as recently as two decades ago, we only had a tiny fraction of the amount of energy and attention put into today’s All-Star Game shoes; why do you think a simple all-red sneaker from 1995 has us talking about Scottie Pippen so much each February? It was during that second MJ-less ASG that Pip broke out the infamous red Air Flight Maestro, a model whose essence has been distilled and enhanced with a Max Air cushion in the heel to create the Nike Flight Maestro Plus. This latest drop isn’t an All-Star tribute or even a direct link to Pippen’s NBA career, but rather a trendy take on tumbled nubuck that adds bright blue and green accents to a simple grey/black/white base. You’ll find these at select Nike Sportswear retailers like Oneness today, but with all the All-Star heat arriving in the next couple weeks, how will you choose which pairs you want most?
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