December 12th, 2013 by Brendan Dunne
Have you ever stumbled upon a random eBay seller who has an inexplicable amount of vintage heat lurking in their listings? The latest account of that sorts that we’re putting a spotlight on is Aardvark Antique, who currently has all sorts of Nike classics in deadstock condition waiting to be had. Goodies including original Dunks and Air Forces, along with a whole group of lesser known models like the Nike Air Point, the Nike Air Solo Flight ’90, the Nike Air Sonic Flight Hi, and more. Continue reading to see some of the goodies and let us know if you remember any of these pairs from your childhood.
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March 19th, 2013 by John Kim
Sneaker customizer Revive Customs has been doing his thing as one of the best sole-swapper of the games, choosing far more delicate vintage items and reviving them with fresh foundations. He’s been spreading his knowledge of transplanting outsoles to his newest employee Jai Cruz aka Revive Restorations, which just completed this amazing swapped custom of the Air Unlimited and Air Force 180 Mid. The Nike Air Unlimited was one of David Robinson’s go-to shoes back in the day, which serves as the proper platform to push off of for this sick “Spurs” custom, using the classic teal/pink/orange streaks beneath the mid-foot straps on the Unlimited upper. We’ve got a detailed gallery below so check out the angles and stay tuned for more amazing works from the Revive Customs camp.
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September 24th, 2012 by John Kim
NIKE BASKETBALL 1990′s WEEK
Flywire, Hyperfuse, reflective materials, TPU shells, Zoom Air, high-cut tongues – these design features make up the current lay of the land for Nike Basketball. What if we were to rewind to an earlier era – say, ’93-’94? That year of Nike Basketball can be broken down in a similar manner – neoprene booties, velcro-lock straps, the exposed plate on the outsole, and so forth. The Air Unlimited, with the flagship White/Black-Deep Emerald colorway, is the perfect summary of Nike in 1994, and with it comes some unique history and features that not many shoes can boast. First off, the Air Unlimited as a seemingly ‘unlimited’ amount of straps, arriving with four lockdown mechanisms in total (a step-by-step manual of how to strap down came with the shoes). The Air Unlimited was also known to be on the feet of David Robinson, particularly during his 71-point outburst against the Los Angeles Clippers that gave him the Scoring Title by the slimmest of margins over Shaq. Not to mention, the Admiral completed the super-rare Quadruple-Double earlier that season as well. The Air Unlimited is a shoe that will likely go un-Retroed – for now; the decision to bring back the Air Carnivore was met was much fanfare, but the shoes eventually ended up on Nike’s own clearance racks for as low as $30. We wish for a return in any OG, Free, Fuse, or 360 form, because the beauty of the shoe is purely unlimited. More of the first Classics Revisited feature on 1990′s Nike B-ball classics is just below.
Nike Air Unlimited
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