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With its deep-rooted connection to the Air Jordan 4, the Air Flight 89 is poised to pay homage to its sister sneaker by reimagining arguably one of its most iconic colorways, the "Black Cement/"
While endorsed by basketball legend Scottie Pippen, the Nike Air Flight 89 opts for a subdued blue tint across its tooling, stepping away from the classic Chicago Bulls color palette. Much like Michael Jordan's teammate, Air Flight 89 has been somewhat overshadowed despite its compelling and similar style.
When you inspect the tooling of both sneakers, you'll find an uncanny resemblance, making it challenging to distinguish Nike's in-line model from the legendary Air Jordan 4 when viewed from underneath. Additionally, both shoes proudly display "Nike Air" branding on the spine, a detail that has consistently graced the overshadowed style. In contrast, several AJ4 models have emerged with Jumpman logos, sparking discussions among fans about Nike, Inc. not restoring the shoe with all of its original components. Both designs also feature "Flight" messaging on their tongues, but the Air Flight 89 forges its unique identity throughout the remainder of the upper. While it confidently dons the "Bred" color scheme, it will always be considered the second choice for most, compared to #23's iconic Bulls-inspired footwear.
Enjoy an official look at the pair below in both adults and kids sizing, and as this colorway prepares to land on shelves and in digital carts, you'll want to make sure your eyes are locked on our official Twitter account for further developments.