Nike’s historical vault of sneakers goes far and wide beyond just the typical Jordan or Air Max. The Nike Air Flow OG, rereleased on June 2011, is a tribute to one of Nike’s more classic runners. Released as a Tier-Zero sneaker, making them a coveted trainer to any #sneakerholics collection. Released in two colorways, the sneakers came out in conjunction with a nu-retro. Dropping next to the Nike Lunar Flow in an old versus new pack, the Nike Air Flow OG saw a rebirth of a classic runner that had not seen a retro since its initial release in 1989. The Bruce Kilgore designed runner sought to mix the ideas of comfort and breathability that all racers look for when competing in marathons. Though you may see Lebron James wearing the trainer during his Game 7 warm up on his way to his second NBA Championship, these kicks were made for running.
As mentioned earlier, the Nike Air Flow OG released in two classic colors. The first release came in Bright Cactus, Black, and Blue Glow; while the other colorway featured Lush Teal, Varsity Purple, and Summit White. Both were retros of original colors released in 1989. Each featured the same nylon toe and laterals that makes up an identifying marker of the runners, while nubuck makes up most of the rest of the upper. Each feature simple palettes but the Bright Cactus really stands out with its vibrant colors, making it an easy to identify sneaker. The tongue features the simple “Air Flow” identifier, easily laid out in connection to its flowing runner mentality. Make sure to check these out and give tribute to another Nike classic in their deep and historical vault.
Nike Air Flow OG “Bright Cactus” uploaded by FeetHeat
Nike Air Flow OG “Lush Teal” uploaded by FeetHeat