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Takedown Awareness: Nike Air Zoom GP (1999)

FLAGSHIP SHOE: Nike Air Zoom GP

The Nike Air Zoom GP.

Player: Gary Payton

Original Release: 1999

Retro: 2019

Weight: 15.8 ounces

Price: $110

Design Features:

  • full grain floater and synthetic leather upper
  • internal ratchet lockdown system
  • dynamic fit sleeve
  • low profile Phylon midsole
  • encapsulated forefoot and heel Zoom Air units
  • solid rubber outsole with herringbone traction wraps

TAKEDOWN SHOE: Nike Air Believe Flight

The Nike Air Believe Flight.

Player: Gary Payton, Baron Davis and others

Original Release: 1999

Retro: N/A

Weight: 14.6 ounces

Price: $75

Design Features:

  • synthetic leather upper
  • midfoot lockdown system
  • internal dynamic fit sleeve
  • low profile Phylon midsole
  • encapsulated articulated forefoot Zoom Air unit
  • encapsulated heel Air Sole unit
  • forefoot herringbone traction wraps
  • carbon fiber midfoot shank
  • solid rubber outsole with Optimal Motion forefoot flex grooves

TAKEDOWN SHOE: Nike Air Afterburner Flight

The Nike Air Afterburner Flight.

Player: Jason Kidd, Damon Stoudamire and others

Original Release: 1999

Retro: N/A

Weight: 13.9 ounces

Price: $85

Design Features:

  • full grain and synthetic leather upper
  • Phylon midsole
  • large volume visible heel Air Sole unit
  • solid rubber outsole with Optimal Motion forefoot flex grooves and herringbone traction pods

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