Classics Revisited: Nike Air Signature Player (2001)

October 10, 2012 BY / 7

RATE THIS
4.44 / 5 (9 VOTES)
RATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THIS 
Loading...Loading...

NIKE BASKETBALL 2000’s WEEK

Such a generic name for a sneaker that, if released today, would be a gigantic hit. Over a decade ago, Nike released the Nike Air Signature Player as a team-based model. It was in fact a popular team shoe and was worn by a small handful of NBA players like Paul Pierce, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Juwan Howard, and Kenny Anderson, but the Air Signature Player was sort of an attempt to bring Foam to a broader audience with the lower-in-comparison $130 price-point. Visually, the shoe was a stunner, with great attention to detail shown on the outsole as well as the distinct upper mold. The build consisted of visible Max Air unit at the heel and an encapsulated unit at the forefoot, a full Foamposite upper, and a full-length Dynamic Fit inner sleeve.

Unfortunately, the Air Signature Player is just one of many shoes that might’ve been too ahead of its time. The $130 price-tag was still relatively high for a Nike Basketball shoe, which many consumers considered too steep for an ‘experimental’ material. It was still a top performer, particularly among bigger guards and small forwards (the cushioning was a bit softer than Zoom Air). Several white team-based colorways of the Air Signature Player released, with the most exciting ones being the ‘Royal’ pair and ‘Gold’ pair. If you find a deadstock pair in your sights, cop ’em quick! More of tonight’s Classics Revisited is just ahead.

Nike Air Signature Player
830274-401
2001
$130


 eBay Marketplace Logo "Self-lacing Nike Hyperadapt" "Nike Air Foamposite Royal"
view all 654 items on ebay
disclaimer

Loading...

Filed under: Basketball Nike Foamposite

Tags:

7 comments
zornine1969
zornine1969

I had the gold pair and still two pair of low tops

rodolfo aguilar
rodolfo aguilar

cuanto andan lo asignature en numero 13 americano es 31 mexicano

qtbigwatts
qtbigwatts

Had the black pair my senior year! Very nice, very nice

New Videos

Subscribe to the Sneaker News Youtube Channel

latest posts
Loading...
Load more posts

Get the latest News and Releases to your inbox

New Videos

Nike Hyperadapt Self-Lacing Wear Test by SneakerNews

Classics Unboxed: Nike Air Max 1 "Amsterdam" by SneakerNews

Popular Posts

682266

The Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam” Is Not A Limited Release by Patrick Johnson

682279

The adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 Releases Tomorrow In 11 Different Colorways by Sneaker News

678245

The adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Black/White” Releases On December 17th by Sneaker News

681973

Where to buy Space Jam 11s by Sneaker News

682083

You Won’t Miss The Patent Leather With The Air Jordan 11 “Heiress” by Patrick Johnson

Top Categories

  • Select Category

Archives

Sneaker Archive

MENU