TBT: Nike Air Swift

When you think about “Pippens” classics like More Uptempos, Pippen II’s,  Air Pippen V with its alien like upper that carried a inner boot, or the Maestro II’s when he won the All-Star MVP come to mind, but before he wore any of those there was another shoe that deserves to be noticed. The Nike Air Swift sported a smooth leather upper that featured a full-length inner sleeve and a heel Air-sole unit blessed in a Bulls color scheme. Worn by Scottie in the 93-94 season. Not playing alongside the G.O.A.T Pippen had a chip on his shoulder. He believed he could win a fourth consecutive NBA championship without MJ. But the Knicks would put a cork on his hopes. Bulls lost  in the second round of the 94 NBA Playoffs to the Knicks. That would be the last season the Bulls would play at Chicago Stadium. You would think writing “ 4Peat” along the side of the Air Swifts would help Pippen win that game, but the Air Swifts still made a mark when Pippen made Ewing into one of the most memorable posters in playoff history.

Words: Chris Rosario / @Kixrrus photoaug181ed3

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