March 29, 2011 BY John Kim
The Nike Air Python was one of the few Nike Basketball sneakers that added a bit of lux flair. Most of the shoes of that era featured bulky construction that fell in line with the ‘Force’ and slimmer, jet-like motifs with ‘Flight’. The Air Python was in a category of its own, with an ultra-sexy snake-skin upper paired with the smooth white leather. Sneaker News last showed you an original pair of the Nike Air Python in July of 2010, and while many of our readers weren’t familiar with the shoe, they were certainly surprised that a sneaker like this was ever created. It shares a lot of design elements with the Air Jordan II, but it was named ‘Python’ for a reason; the snakeskin upper is definitely like no other in the Nike Basketball catalog, and with Nike boosting it’s wildlife awareness, we probably won’t see a shoe like this in a very long time, if at all. SKIT, a sneaker shop out in Japan, dug these out of the closet and put them up for sale, so take a look at this vintage item below and let us know what you think.