Nike Air Flight 89

The Nike Air Flight ’89 is a performance basketball model that, consistent with its name, first debuted in 1989. Given that they share a release year and that Jordan Brand wasn’t as detached from the main Nike office as it may be now, the Air Flight 89 and Jordan 4 are frequently cited as sister models. Even to the untrained eye, they share a ton of the same technology and aesthetic principles in their design, with the hole-filled eye stays and nearly identical sole units among the dead giveaways. Returning to shelves in 2022, the new run for the model through 2024 has seen them equally venture towards brand new editions and dip into the canon of Jordan Brand past. Below you’ll find our latest coverage of the Nike Air Flight ’89, including release dates, new colorways and official images.

Nike Air Flight 89

PJ Tucker Reveals Nike Air Flight 89 Collaboration

NBA sneaker king PJ Tucker is set to release his very own Nike Air Flight 89 collaboration. First images courtesy of @NickDePaula were quickly followed...

By Andrew Rizzo April 5, 2024

Official Images Of The Nike Air Flight ’89 “Fire Red”

Though often the Jordan line takes precedence in sneakerheads’ minds, the sneakers under Nike Basketball are often just as performance-minded and historical. That’s exactly the...

By Matt Varga February 14, 2024

The Nike Air Flight 89, The Cousin Of The Jordan 4, Gets A “Military Black” Look

The Air Jordan 4 and the Air Flight ’89 are a very closely related duo of shoes under the Nike Basketball family tree. Both debuting...

By Sneaker News February 13, 2024

The Nike Air Flight ’89 “Cool Grey” Is Ready For 2024

The Nike Air Flight ’89 will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2024. And while the iconic basketball silhouette has long-been overshadowed by other hoops models...

By Jovani Hernandez December 19, 2023

No, This Isn’t An Air Jordan 4 – It’s Nike’s Air Flight 89

Air Jordan 4 craze is at an all-time high, and Nike’s Air Flight 89 seems to have taken notice. Recently, the Flight series model from...

By Jovani Hernandez November 15, 2023

Official Images: Nike Air Flight 89 GS “Black/Grey”

Updated December 19th, 2023: Official images of the Nike Air Flight ’89 GS have surfaced; see the gallery just below. Receiving a timely revitalization at...

By Jared Ebanks November 14, 2023

University Blue Swooshes Brighten Up This Upcoming Nike Air Flight ’89

It’s clear that Nike has big plans for the Air Flight ’89, as the silhouette is very quickly approaching its 35th anniversary. And alongside collaborations...

By Michael Le October 23, 2023

Stussy Helps Nike Kick Off The 35th Anniversary Of The Air Flight 89

Updated December 6th, 2023: The Stussy x Nike Air Flight 89 Low collection is scheduled to release in North America, the UK and Europe on...

By Michael Le September 5, 2023

The Nike Air Flight ’89 “Brigade Blue” Returns

Following a two year hiatus, the Nike Air Flight ’89 was finally brought back at the tail end of 2022. And though the silhouette has...

By Michael Le August 16, 2023