Rewind: Nike Ultraflight Gary Payton PE

Rewind: Nike Ultraflight Gary Payton PE

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Rewind: Nike Ultraflight Gary Payton PE

When the inventive heads in Nike’s vaunted Innovation Kitchen drafted up the Air Zoom Ultraflight after the Porsche 911, hoopers the world over hoped the shoe would perform like the luxurious car handled. And while I argue that ‘Flight’s on-court merits were suspect at best, (The plastic plate out back proved to be too inflexible, translating to substandard fit.) there’s no denying that Thermo-Plastic heel cup and Air-Sole unit underfoot provided a compelling package. Swoosh-sponsored players such as Gary Payton and Sam Cassel wore the shoe as they battled on the hardwood night after night. Here’s a look at the aforementioned Glove’s version, colored up in an incredibly awesome dual-tone fade of green and yellow from his Seattle Supersonics days. His number, 20, is inscribed along the upper. What do you guys think of these? Via: Sneakher of NT


Rewind: Nike Ultraflight Gary Payton PE
Rewind: Nike Ultraflight Gary Payton PE

7 COMMENTS

  1. I had two pair of these and loved them both. Great basketball shoe. I wish they would have taken the tech a little further.

  2. I had these in blue but whenever i wore ankle socks the plastic found a way to cut my ankles… other than that i loved this shoe

  3. ^^Your name probably explains why you haven't seen em before. No hard feelings, just kidding around. Well anyway, these are super hot. I wish Nike will answer my prayers and retro these already cause I know these are some pretty good ball kicks.

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