Nike Air Maestro Flight

By - September 13th, 2011

A prolific scorer in his own right and an even better defensive player, Scottie Pippen was able to step out from underneath the shadow of No. 23 during the ’93 – ’94 season, the year Michael temporarily retired from the NBA. Scottie wore the Nike Air Maestro that year, a shoe that Nike has refashioned and just released as the Nike Air Maestro Flight. Now featuring a visible Air unit and modified quarter panel and collar, the shoe still retains the look and feel of a mid- ’90s basketball sneaker. And while Scottie may have earned his own signature shoe without Michael, his legacy is marred by game 3 of the ’94 Eastern Conference Semifinals, in which Scottie willfully sat on the bench in the last remaining minutes of a tied game because Phil Jackson had drawn up a play for Toni Kukoc to take the final shot. So maybe we don’t need the exact shoe from a season that featured both brilliant athletic skill and boneheaded decision making. The Nike Air Maestro Flight is available now at retailers like Premier.


that's not the original air maestro. this almost looks like a hybrid with elements of the aj vi and xii.