Takedown Awareness: Nike Air Zoom Flight (1998)

FLAGSHIP SHOE: Nike Air Zoom Flight ’98 (The Glove)

The Nike Air Zoom Flight 98 aka "The Glove".

Player: Gary Payton

Original Release: 1998

Retro: 2013

Weight: 15 ounces

Price: $110

Design Features:

  • combination leather and mesh upper
  • spandex fit sleeve
  • Phylon midsole
  • encapsulated forefoot and heel Zoom Air units
  • midfoot carbon fiber shank plate
  • rubber outsole with flex grooves

TAKEDOWN SHOE: Nike Air Son of Glove

The Nike Air Son of Glove.

Player: Richard “Rip” Hamilton, Khalid El-Amin and many others.

Original Release: 1998

Retro: N/A

Weight: 16.7 ounces

Price: $75

Design Features:

  • mesh and synthetic upper under stretchable synthetic leather sheath
  • sculpted Phylon midsole
  • encapsulated heel Air Sole unit
  • solid rubber outsole with Optimal Motion forefoot flex grooves


The Nike Air Rev.

Original Release: 1998

Retro: N/A