Nike Air Flight 89

The Nike Air Flight ’89 is a performance basketball model first released in 1989. It and Jordan 4 are frequently cited as sister models, sharing a release year and developed under the then-unified Nike Basketball/Jordan team. Even to the untrained eye, they share a ton of the same technology and aesthetic principles in their design; the nearly identical sole units are a dead giveaways. Returning to shelves in 2022, the new run for the model through 2024 has seen it equally venture towards brand new editions and references to archival Nike Basketball colorways. 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

“Burgundy Crush” Accents The Nike Air Flight 89

The Air Jordan 4 isn’t the only retro basketball shoe celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. It’s sister silhouette, the Nike Air Flight 89, continues...

By Andrew Rizzo June 27, 2024

Sail & Navy Command The Resurgent Nike Air Flight ‘89

The retro run of the Nike Air Flight ’89 has flown under the radar a bit. Championing the same design language as the Air Jordan...

By Matt Varga June 27, 2024

Where To Buy The PJ Tucker x Nike Air Flight ’89

Updated May 1st, 2024: The raffle for the PJ Tucker x Nike Air Flight ’89 is live at The Better Generation. The shoes are limited...

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