The Ultimate Kicktionary: 1994's Nike Air Unlimited
words & images_Nick DePaula
Timeless? Perhaps not.
But that's what makes the Air Unlimited so awesome. The over-done straps, overemphasized neoprene collar and hits of Deep Emerald make these precisely 1994.
Worn by Chris Webber in Black/ Royal during his Rookie of the Year campaign with the Warriors, the Unlimited's all-lockdown-everything approach perfectly captured the era of more cumbersome and strap-laden hoops shoes over fifteen years ago. Cousin to the Air Carnivore, the Unlimited was not to be outdone, featuring four velcro straps on each shoe. A record of some kind that nobody is after that probably still stands today.
To browse through the Air Unlimited and more than 1,500 other classic Nike sneakers, check out the Ultimate Kicktionary in Sole Collector's Issue 34, available now at Foot Locker stores and at SoleCollector.com.
1: Banned, Black/Royal Blue 3: 2000 White Cement or Black Cement, Mocah 4: Oreo 5: Grape and Laney, Quai, Green Bean 6: Early 2000 Infareds 7: Hare, YOTR, 2002 Raptors 8: Chrome 9: Olive 10: Seattle and Kings 11: Colombia 12: OG Bred 13: OG Bred, White/Red, UNC 14: Indiglo 15: Flint Grey and Bred 16: Bred and Chambray 17: Copper and Black/Mettalic Silver 18: Black/Blue or White/Red 20: Bred and UNC