Originally released in 1995, the Nike Air Max 2 Strong marks the first pair of releases by Nike at Foot Locker in 2013. In a year when Allen Iverson made the low top basketball shoe popular, the Air Max 2 Strong was the exact opposite. A hi top shoe with an ankle strap, the 2 Strongs were a staple of NBA big men in the mid-90′s including Sir Charles Barkley. Sporting a classic 90′s design, the Air Max 2 Strong will drop today in two colorways – Black/White and a Phoenix Suns inspired Dark Grey/Electric Orange-Court Purple model. Though the patterns and designs are the same on each pair in this pack, the construction materials slightly differ between the two. Both pairs feature a zig zaggin nubuck but the Suns colorway has an alternating almost Cement-like elephant print while he black/white release uses tumbled leather in those sections, as well as on the toe box. Velcro straps are featured on both the ankle and the heel providing support that few other shoes, especially from the 90′s, can provide. The familiar two-toned teeth-looking Barkley midsole makes an appearance on the Air Max 2 Strong, in case there was any doubt who rocked these on-court.

This pair Nike Air Max 2 Strong Hi’s will be available at Foot Locker, House of Hoops by Foot Locker, and online at Footlocker.com beginning today, January 1. Each pair will cost $150. Links to buy online can be found below.

Nike Air 2 Strong Hi “Suns”

Nike Air 2 Strong Hi Black/White

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