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After we left you hanging with some teaser images during the site's re-launch, we now are happy to present full images of our very own Sole Collector exclusive Nike Zoom Flight Club.
The Zoom Flight Club, sketched up by Senior Designer Jason Petrie, shaped by Product Line Manager Charles Williams and crafted by Senior Developer Aaron Petrella, melds together three hoops classics from Nike's back catalog in the Flight '89, Zoom Glove and Hyperflight, as part of the Nike Refresh series. (As a huge fan of Flight growing up, I wore both the '89 and Hyperflight for High School ball. Sorry GP.)
For our own Sole Collector Friends & Family edition, we were thinking clean yet different the whole time. While some of our collaborations in the past have been a bit more chaotic, we dialed things in with just three colors, tying back to my hometown Sacramento Kings. It shouldn't be too hard to see where the inspiration came from.
The upper shroud material is a first for Nike Basketball that you'll be seeing in the near future, coined "Armor," and it's actually the same exact paneling used in Nike's Foamposite-based sneakers, just left raw and unmolded. A white synthetic leather makes up the toe cap, you'll find a doubled purple splatter paint along the midsole, and of course our header logo is proudly displayed along the strap.
While limited to just a Friends & Family run for now, we'll be offering up an easy way for YOU to win a pair in your own size. There'll be no grueling Matrix-style decoding over a two week span like our Playstation Air Force 1 giveaway a few years back, as all you have to do is simply follow @SoleCollector on Twitter, and we'll be selecting an entirely random user sometime in September. Pretty straightforward. Follow: Sole Collector on Twitter.
Special thanks to the Nike Basketball Team, and we'll be dropping more images and wallpapers on you all week long.