The KITH x Nike Air Pippen 1 Collection is the second delivery of the KITH x Nike Take Flight Collection that includes two re-designed Nike Air Pippen colorways.
For these releases, Ronnie Fieg applies two premium executions to Pippen’s first official model, the Air Pippen 1, both of which feature an animal-theme due to Pippen’s freak abilities on the court as well as the menacing appearance of Aaron Cooper’s silhouette.
The first model, entitled the Chimera, features a full pony hair upper comprised of various animal prints including Leopard, Zebra, Tiger, and Lion. The name is derived from a mythical beast that was multiple animals in one. Similarly, Pippen was multiple animals in one on the court, as he could play any position effectively. This upper sits atop a full white sole unit with a translucent air bag.
The second model serves as a nod to the OG Air Pippen 1 which featured a Black upper with Red accents. Fieg’s rendition furthers the animal motif, as the Black upper is redressed in pony hair and sits atop a tonal midsole unit with a Red air bag.
Both models feature asymmetrical branding, which includes the OG Pip logo as well as a KITH version, as well as leather lining and custom-printed insoles. Lastly, both are accompanied by special packaging.
KITH x Nike Air Pippen 1 Release Date
Look for the KITH x Nike Air Pippen 1 Collection to release on Friday, October 6th, at all Kith shops and Kith.com. This release will also coincide with the opening of Kith’s all-new SoHo flagship store at 337 Lafayette St. Both models will be Kith global exclusives and will not release anywhere else ever. The retail price tag is set at $205 USD.
Release Date: October 6, 2017