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Nike Air Flight One – Black – White

April 30, 2012 BY / 41

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A little history for ya: this colorway of the Nike Air Flight One was one of the sneaker models worn by Penny Hardaway during his first two seasons of his NBA career before he embarked upon the Nike Air Penny signature line, but some may associate this Air Flight One (this exact colorway, to be more precise) to Michael Jordan. Why? During a game in the Second Round of the 1995 NBA Playoffs, Michael Jordan, who rocked the Air Jordan XI ‘Concord’, was forced by the NBA brass to switch to an all-black shoe in accordance with league uniform rules. He didn’t have a pair of the Space Jams handy, so for one game, he had no choice but to borrow a pair from Penny’s closet and wear the Nike Air Flight One in the same colorway (we have a picture for you below).

Of course, one of Michael’s trademark characteristics is is homicidal competitiveness, so he went as far as chopping off the ‘1’ heel-tab of the borrowed pair. With the Air Flight One returning earlier this year, that story of MJ rocking the Flight One rushed back into our memories, and we’ll be able to re-live them this October as they are slated for a drop. A full shot as well as some classic in-game shots of MJ and Penny wearing this colorway of the Flight One below, so take a look and let us know what you think. Photos: ix_eleven


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41 comments
mrELsenor
mrELsenor

insta-cop..no doubt. love the shoe.

ddottha
ddottha

Why do they always gotta show Jordan in these???? We know he wore em for ONE GAME, why not show more pics of the player who made them famous? PENNY HARDAWAY, stop tryina give Jordan credit for everything including stuff he had nothing to do with, it's disgusting

Vintage4life
Vintage4life

Yeah these are classic glad to see they stayed true to the OG format. Can't wait to get em.

scaredmagic
scaredmagic

NO ONE in the world wore a sneaker better than MJ, NO ONE!!!!

flyboi
flyboi

These never had leather on em.....but i cant wait for em :)

Koka
Koka

Yessssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!

geminicricket
geminicricket

Sorry, I'm a fukin idiot. I spout garbage out of my pie hole with no disregard for facts. Disregard everything I say from now on no matter where you see it.

jim bond
jim bond

II like these more than any other color dats came out ..

Twitter: @jqreist
Twitter: @jqreist

idk about these. look good but idk about these with nubuck. like the leather better

geminicricket
geminicricket

Umm, thats awesome MJ wearing the Flight Ones but why aren't you showing Penny wearing them? THEY ARE HIS SHOES after all. smh.

JWill
JWill

these > GITD

newsouth912
newsouth912

I remember Mike rocking them because Penny was my fave player at the time. But I never knew the story behind it. Great job SN

@TheNadrojj
@TheNadrojj

This is one retro that could have stayed in the past.

NiMe
NiMe

When these drop I will be a happy girl

bodgg
bodgg

love this colorway..nubuck...check! pinstripe tongue...check! count me in and oct drop..nice nov for me is the black cement iv and dec is the bred xi! perfect! love this shoe! have the orlando...love this cw! i know the foams get more love but i love this semi penny sig!

2pizzle
2pizzle

Damn must cop when they release!!!

D.johnson
D.johnson

glad nike is releasing heat so if you miss out b/c of the jordan hype you can still cop some good shoes, kudos to Nike SW

***~Big Infinite~***
***~Big Infinite~***

Been waitin fa these air flight 1s fa a min... my orlando flight 1s are cool, but these are classic... so coppin these come Oct

***~Big Infinite~***
***~Big Infinite~***

I remember livin in orlando & looooove goin to magic games to see penny & a young shaq wit a flat top fade lol... da NBA aint wat it used to b

Sugery
Sugery

I know you are probably unaware of this, but Jordan actually had a much bigger influence on basketball and the shoe game in comparison to Anfernee Hardaway (I know, I know, you didn't know his name was Anfernee, well glad I could learn you several things today young buck). Stop wasting your time on topics you know nothing about and stop riding on "Penny's" wang, it's gross!!

geminicricket
geminicricket

Just kidding y'all. I stay sucking that D. YMCA 4 life.

jump_Fast
jump_Fast

Geust is mad.... using people's name now cause he got schooled hard. LOL anyway, gemini is right, these are Penny's first signatures even though they aren't called air max penny. Don't cry though geust, its not your fault god made you stupid.

geminicricket
geminicricket

^lol only a dumbass kid like yourself would fall for that. Nice copy and pasting my name. U mad because you thought these were Michael Jordan sigs but I corrected you. Dumbass. Btw stick to using Guest name lame, K? thanks little kid.

John K.
John K.

Seriously? Last picture.

guest
guest

scroll down idiot

MustCop
MustCop

need these..........

donadamsky
donadamsky

same, i want 2 pairs, one of my favorite nike basketball shoes ever

geminicricket_
geminicricket_

lol, I guess you didn't see how all your posts are negative, cause everyone knows youre a clown copying my name. Got regg'd now, copy and paste my name now you little bitch.

Dirty
Dirty

give up man, these kids don't even know what penny looks like, only know he wore the number 1

geminicricket
geminicricket

Wow 1 picture, are they really Penny's shoes? step off kid you werent even born when Penny was around.

geminicricket_
geminicricket_

27 my ass, you talk like you're in middle school, like a little punk.

guest
guest

yea aiight im 27 fool do the math



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