KITH and Nike Sportswear team up for a special “Take Flight” collection that re-iterates the original Nike Air Pippen 1 into up to date versions.
The first model, entitled the Chimera, features a full pony hair upper comprised of
various animal prints including Leopard, Zebra, Tiger, and Lion. The name is derived
from a mythical beast that was multiple animals in one. Similarly, Pippen was
multiple animals in one on the court, as he could play any position effectively. This
upper sits atop a full white sole unit with a translucent air bag.
The second model serves as a nod to the OG Air Pippen 1 which featured a black
upper with red accents. Fieg’s rendition furthers the animal motif, as the black upper
is redressed in pony hair and sits atop a tonal midsole unit with a red air bag.
Both models feature asymmetrical branding, which includes the OG Pip logo as well
as a Kith version, as well as leather lining and custom-printed insoles. Lastly, both
are accompanied by special packaging.
Both Kith x Nike Air Pippen 1 models release with the second delivery of the Take
Flight collection this Friday, October 6th, at all Kith shops and Kith.com. This release
will also coincide with the opening of Kith’s all-new SoHo flagship store at 337
Lafayette St. Retail is $205 USD.