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.