January 31st, 2014 by Brendan Dunne
Gary Payton’s name has been in the mouth of quite a few more sneakerheads recently thanks to the retro resurgence of his Nike Air Zoom Flight ’98 “The Glove” silhouette. The man himself has also been rather resurgent-for instance he recently popped up at a Foot Locker spot out in Europe to do an in-store event centering around the rebirth of The Gloves. Get with us after the break for a photo set from the event and let us know if you’re happy to hear that Gary Payton is making the rounds to help give some of the youngins better context as far as his sneakers are concerned.
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July 16th, 2013 by Brendan Dunne
Seattle sneakers will be making a comeback this Summer, as Gary Payton’s beloved Nike Air Zoom Flight ’98 “The Glove” is on its way back. Keep in mind that there’s no concrete release info just yet, but the increasing rate at which previews have been popping up suggests that they shouldn’t be more than a couple of months out. The sneaker doubles up on fasteners: the inner bootie has a traditional lacing system where as the outer part goes for a zipper treatment down the front. Click through to get a full set of images on this baseline black and white pair and then give us a shout in the comments if you’re planning to purchase come the return of The Glove.
Nike Air Zoom Flight The Glove SL
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January 9th, 2013 by John Kim
2013 is going to be one helluva year for 90′s basketball fans who adored the Seattle Supersonics (and later, just Sonics). Why? Because the franchise’s two most iconic players in Gary ‘The Glove’ Payton and Shawn ‘Reignman’ Kemp will have their best sneakers re-issued this year. Along with Reebok’s comeback with the upcoming Kamikaze II, Nike Basketball is set to retro the Nike Zoom Flight ’98 (simply referred to as ‘The Glove‘) which is now confirmed by GP to be an October 2013 release.
Recently, Gary Payton was at Beaverton’s Nike HQ in a meeting with Nike Sportswear’s Gentry Humphrey and Marc Dolce to discuss the future of The Glove, but that only has us wondering if Payton’s line will receive any sort of Penny/Barkley treatment in terms of Retros, new colorways, and perhaps a hybrid model somewhere down the line. Outside of the Glove, nothing’s been confirmed yet (although we should point out the Nike Air Zoom Payton II, Air Zoom Payton III, Air Zoom Payton IV, and another classic from that era in the Nike Air Hawk Flight and Nike Air Maestro ’96 on that glorious table spread). Your thoughts on the future of the Nike Glove line? Chime in below.
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