In the year 2014, we’ve seen a number of incredible basketball sneakers release. The Nike LeBron 12 combined amazing colorways with a smorgasbord of Nike’s best sneaker technology. The Nike KD7 brought top-notch storytelling and a shoe that took the best aspects of Kevin Durant‘s previous few signature sneakers and delivered them in one. Everything else fell in line, from the Nike Hyperdunk to the adidas Crazylight Boost, which got extra props this year for delivering the coolest new aspect in on-court sneakers over the last few years: Boost.
All told, 2014 was a fantastic year to be both a sneakerhead and a basketball player. If you weren’t so obsessed with hoarding every single Air Jordan retro release, guess what? You probably could’ve taken advantage of it.
Growing up, I always had one rule for what was on my feet: At basketball practice, I couldn’t rock the same sneaker two days in a row. Actually, I take that back. I had a second rule: Rock as many 1990s sneakers as possible. It wasn’t that I didn’t enjoy the newer releases; the first two pairs of sneakers I wore on the court as a high school freshman were the Reebok Answer V and the Nike Hyperflight (a personal favorite). It was just that I’ve always loved most of the beloved ’90s models.
With the re-release of an original colorway of the Nike Zoom Flight 96 this week at Champs Sports, we’re ranking some of our favorite basketball kicks from the past generation. Here is The Nike Air Zoom Flight 96 and Our Favorite Basketball Sneakers From the 1990s.
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