You saw a few in 2009 and now that 2010 is here, brace yourself for some more Nike Air Pippen I Retro’s. The popular Air Pippen I white/black/metallic silver is scheduled to hit Foot Locker stores on May 7th, 2010. It’s a few months out, so we will definitely update you on any release shifts.
The Pippen I is best known for its full length visible air unit, and zig-zagging plastic supports that cut through the leather upper. It definitely takes you back to the older days of chunkier, big air basketball shoes which contrasts with recent movements towards lower cuts and more subtle Zoom Air (i.e. Zoom Kobe V). Ironically, Pippen actually grew to prefer Zoom Air, and requested it be included in the rest of his line.
This colorway has a white leather upper, with hits of metallic silver on the Nike and Pippen logos on the toebox, tongue and heel. The black outsole is broken up by finger-print patterned traction on the forefoot and an air unit window in the heel, both separated by a red Swoosh. For more shots check out the Gallery.