Available Now // Nike Air Flight ’89 “Rucker Park”
Long-time hoops fans know that there’s only one home of streetball, and that New York City’s Rucker Park. Its celebrity is unmatched around the globe, thanks to the occasional NBA star rolling into the Entertainers Basketball Classic, including Allen Iverson, Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Durant who dropped an incredible 66-point performance back in 2011. Now the park and all that comes with it will be celebrated by Nike, with this special-edition “Rucker Park” Air Flight 89.
The Harlem park’s iconic basketball tournament is tributed through both color and embellishment, starting with the adoption of the unique white, burnt orange and black color scheme seen on the tournament’s branding and uniforms from over the years. References to the sport itself are plentiful, with net-like mesh on the tongues, Swooshed basketball bling on the forefoot, and the key printed on the insoles, while a direct reference to Rucker, the only one on the shoe, comes by-way-of the embroidered zip code on the heel — the area in New York of which Rucker sits almost perfectly at its center.
Take in an official look at these Rucker Air Flight 89s below, and expect these to be hitting Nike.com and select retailers in the coming weeks. As always, we’ll be all over any updates, so make sure you’re following HOUSE OF HEAT on Twitter for fresh info.
Update 05.16.20 // Pairs of the Rucker Park Air Flight 89s have just dropped here on Nike.com and are available now for $120. Go get ’em!
Nike Air Flight ’89 “Rucker Park”
Style Code: CZ6097-100
Color: White/Team Orange/Black
Release Date: May 16th, 2020
Where to Buy:
Nike.com Available Now