As the world eagerly awaits to see what’s next from the Nike Kobe Protro series, the Swoosh is treating fans to a release of the Air Flight Huarache once made to match the Los Angeles Lakers guard’s team colors.
Created during Bryant’s sneaker “free agency,” the Air Flight Huarache was just one of several Player-Exclusive (PE) pairs produced by brands in the aftermath of his departure from adidas. Unlike a “Home” counterpart, the aforementioned “Away” style has never seen a retail launch, last seen auctioned off on eBay in 2014; the predominantly white pair saw a release in 2015.
There’s no telling if the Swoosh will package the black, purple, and gold-clad sneaker in a special way with the help of the Kobe Bryant Estate, but what’s certain is that diehard fans of the “Black Mamba” will surely want a piece of history.
Enjoy an early look at the storied pair ahead, and anticipate a nike.com launch in the new year.
For more from the Swoosh family, check out the “Jarritos” SB Dunk set to launch in 2023.
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Nike Air Flight Huarache
Release Date: 2023
Color: Black/Varsity Purple-Del Sol
Mens: N/A Style Code: FD0188-001