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I want these:

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I want these....I had them in 8th grade:

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post #63 of 187
beautiful, just plain beautiful
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Thanks to soleaddict for reminding me about this thread.  I hope I'm not overwhelming anyone but these are some very significant shoes that have yet to be retro'd.  Not sure about you guys but I'd love to have these to choose from along with the command force pumps, tech challenge IV, and Tech Challenge III's done right.  smiley: pimp
post #65 of 187
i had them in kids sizes and they were teal and white, so sick.. heres a pic
2nd pair in

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post #66 of 187
I had solo flights in the blue and white as a kid but always wanted the flights.
gotta bring these back they were my favorite non jordan nike of all time.
post #67 of 187
add the Air Strike Force, Air Delta Force ST & Air Force STS into this equation & I'll support...
post #68 of 187
These need to be retroed ASAP !!
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I'll never get how punks will orgasm over a lame pair of overpriced, overhyped Frankenstien shoes *cough* Yeezy *cough* that essentially use some components from old school classics, yet will stoneface a true classic.

Part of why the game changed for the worse, hence why I frequent this site less and less these days...
post #71 of 187
Yes, yes, and yes.  I HATE the fact that I was a penniless teen between 8th and 9th grade when I was on vacation and happened into the Nike outlet in Palm Springs one summer ('91 I think, maybe '92).  I remember that not only were there a FSR of the Flight 90s for cheap, but there were Command Forces for like $75, Tech Challenge IVs for $50 or $60, and <gasp>, my biggest miss ever, Air Pressures (lots of them), complete in awesome plastic packaging, for $50!  smh

Thanks for bringing these up, along with plenty of regret in my heart.
post #72 of 187
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Originally Posted by trethousandgt

Thanks to soleaddict for reminding me about this thread.  I hope I'm not overwhelming anyone but these are some very significant shoes that have yet to be retro'd.  Not sure about you guys but I'd love to have these to choose from along with the command force pumps, tech challenge IV, and Tech Challenge III's done right.  smiley: pimp



You and I see eye to eye on classic kicks, tre(except maybe for British Knights;) I think these are a tough sell to the current generation. Alot of these high tops from the late 80s and 90s appeal so much to those of use in the older generation because we have those memories of the original shoe. I remember these as being the team bball shoe during my junior year in h.s. We got a team discount through a local Nike rep. These were strictly ballin shoes and after the season was over were worn on a daily basis. If these were to be retroed I don't think they'd sell very well. The kids just don't have a connection to these "boring white based, old man shoes" I'd love to be proven wrong though.
post #73 of 187
Yes and the Air Force V
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Originally Posted by trethousandgt

Thanks to soleaddict for reminding me about this thread.  I hope I'm not overwhelming anyone but these are some very significant shoes that have yet to be retro'd.  Not sure about you guys but I'd love to have these to choose from along with the command force pumps, tech challenge IV, and Tech Challenge III's done right.  smiley: pimp



You and I see eye to eye on classic kicks, tre(except maybe for British Knights;) I think these are a tough sell to the current generation. Alot of these high tops from the late 80s and 90s appeal so much to those of use in the older generation because we have those memories of the original shoe. I remember these as being the team bball shoe during my junior year in h.s. We got a team discount through a local Nike rep. These were strictly ballin shoes and after the season was over were worn on a daily basis. If these were to be retroed I don't think they'd sell very well. The kids just don't have a connection to these "boring white based, old man shoes" I'd love to be proven wrong though.

Hey sole, so heres a few reasons why I believe if they retro (the correct way in good OG colors) they will sell well.

1.)  High tops are "in" (and don't seem to be going anywhere).

2.)  There is a solid following for the Flight line, unfortunately, we haven't had many older Flight styles to choose from. 

3.)  Nike put some serious time and effort into re-issuing the very bland Nike Sky Force 88 (A shoe that I can't recall anyone really giving two...well you know.  Not to say that I don't like that shoe but there are much more significant shoes in the vault that need to be re-issued).  If they can retro a bland shoe like that, they can most definitely retro these Flights. 

4.)  The Flight & Solo Flight aren't your typical run of the mill shoe.  The heavier use of plastics on the Flight 89 & 90 give the look of vents on a Ferrari, not what I would call bland at all. 

5.)  The Trainer SC II.  A shoe I battled so many on, that swore if they did indeed release, would never sell.  Well, I think we can all agree they have sold very well.  The major factor?  The original colors and the attention to detail.  Footwear brands don't give the younger generation enough credit for knowing the significance of the original colors and paying attention to details of retro's.    Theres a lot of younger guys that do their research.  A lot of them know good and well about the Flight line and its direct affiliation with the with Jordan line (which alone, should be reason to retro these). While no one can read the future and say this shoe will definitely sell or this one definitely won't, I think the time is right for this shoe to come out.  Do it in OG colors with proper materials and look and they'll have a winner.  

Now with that said, imagine walking into your local boutique and seeing these on the shelf.  

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post #75 of 187
Hopefully Gentry isn't responsible for any of the future retros. I know he's no longer working on JB. We can look forward to him removing all "Nike Air" logos, even crappier materials, and some really hideous fusions...
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this dude(David Gunning) has an insane collection of OG hightops.
http://www.arkamix.com/ex...-nike-collection/1990-91

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laugh.gif  I always find it funny when guys that are younger hate on a classic shoe they don't know anything about.  Then, when they drop they are the same people hyped as hell trying to buy by anymeans necessary.  


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  Yes, please give me this exact colorway Nike!  Please Please Please  I also want the orange and blue pair of Solo Flight 90's that Corky had on Life goes on.  Remember the episode where they jumped him and stole them from him.  Poor Corky.  smiley: frown  


I actually watch this fresh prince episode last night, where Will blackmails Hillary in revenge.  lol.  It was funny how they taped over the front part of the Nike Swoosh on these solo flights, but yet all of Wills Clothes in the previous episodes clearly had the Swoosh and Jumpman visible. 
post #79 of 187
The pink flamigo joints and the lime/neon green joints spit hot fire! In this day and age they would be gone in 60seconds but nike would probably make it a lame*WOO* HoH release.
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this dude(David Gunning) has an insane collection of OG hightops.
http://www.arkamix.com/ex...-nike-collection/1990-91

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post #82 of 187
the hot lava ones are INSANE! they would be enough to incite South Beach Lebron 8 hype
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Flight 89 HIGHS will look goooooood with some nice denim


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post #84 of 187
too late
post #85 of 187
Love the 89's
post #86 of 187
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Did this for the Command force & 180 pumps, figured I'd do it for the flights.   Reebok/ Nike Beefsmiley: laugh Wonder why they choose to pit the Pump against the 89 Flight and not the Jordan IV



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Originally Posted by trethousandgt

Did this for the Command force & 180 pumps, figured I'd do it for the flights. � Reebok/ Nike Beefsmiley: laugh� Wonder why they choose to pit the Pump against the 89 Flight and not the Jordan IV





Cuz they know bettersmiley: laugh
post #88 of 187
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Originally Posted by trethousandgt

Did this for the Command force & 180 pumps, figured I'd do it for the flights. � Reebok/ Nike Beefsmiley: laugh� Wonder why they choose to pit the Pump against the 89 Flight and not the Jordan IV





Cuz they know bettersmiley: laugh

or probably because nike didnt allow them to?

im pretty sure they used a bo jackson, andre agassi, and david robinson shoe in the pump up air out commercial series...


as for the flight series i was more of a force guy although i still am waiting for a correct retro of of the original air bound. i love the flight 89 and flight light 1 and 2




  
by my black cement air jordan iv size 11.5 now!
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by my black cement air jordan iv size 11.5 now!
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post #89 of 187
i love this thread. flight '90s / solo flights are one of my all time grails. i have several pairs, but none are even close to wearable.
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