July 6th, 2012 by John Kim
The last of the Air Flightposite series is the Nike Air Flightposite III, and it might as well be renamed as the “Forgottenposite”; this classic design from the famed Alpha Project has yet to be re-released, although a rare spotting during the 2012 All-Star Weekend on the feet of Flightposite ambassador Allan Houston could hint at a possible return (and considering the Flightposite 1 and II made a come-back, a III wouldn’t be much of a surprise). Like the previous two Posite installments, the Air Flightposite III is noted for one major design feature, and for the III it’s clearly the alien-esque bug-eye pods on the upper that act as lockdown tiers for the upper strap and lower harness. To Mache Customs, the funky-lookin’ protrusions always reminded him of Spiderman’s eyes, so he took this pristine pair of the Flightposite III and gave it a radioactive treatment by coloring it with reds and blues and adding the web-like graphic on the toe. Would you like to see a Retro of the Nike Air Flightposite III? More of Mache Customs‘ latest below, so flip through the gallery and let us know what you think.
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February 26th, 2012 by John Kim
The 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend continued with Saturday night’s events, which featured the Foot Locker 3-point Shootout, Taco Bell Skills Challenge, All-Star Shooting Stars Competition, and the headlining act, the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. There was plenty of sneaker action to take notice, beginning with the insane space-themed PEs of the Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011 (and a Low version), Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011, and the Nike Zoom Brave V (worn by Tony Parker) spotted during the Skills Competition. During the three-point shootout, James Jones wore a White/Red/Yellow colorway of LeBron 9, while runner-up Kevin Durant wore the KD IV ‘Dragon’ on one foot and the Grey/Yellow on the other. Paul George got creative by making himself glow in the dark while rocking the Air Flight One NRG during his spectacular dunk.
It’s hard not to give the top sneaker spot to one of the contemporary sneaker releases spotted during the night, but that prized label goes to Allan Houston, the former New York Knick who teamed up with Landry Fields and Cappie Pondexter during the Shooting Stars Competition; the former Nike athlete, who wore some sick PEs back in the day, wore the Nike Air Flightposite III, which conveniently fit in with the ‘space travel’ theme due to its funky alien-like panels on the upper. Check out the full recap from Saturday night’s events and be sure to stick with Sneaker News for the All-Star Game Recap! via Yahoo
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