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Nike Air Maestro Flight Plus - Knicks

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Nike is set to release an updated version of Scottie Pippen's signature shoe, the Air Maestro Flight, in a New York Knicks colorway, a move that would have seemed richly ironic before the lockout ended. NBA fans will recall that Scottie's offensive game, which during the '90s was among the best in the league, was eclipsed by his superior defensive skills. Last year's Knicks, meanwhile, executed a Swiss cheese-like defense that allowed Tyler Hansbrough to enjoy career scoring games against them. Tyson Chandler's impending signing changes all that, of course, and makes the shoe relevant, even as we concede historical context is unnecessary in determining the merits of a sneaker release. What's important is that this Air Maestro Flight style, done up in New York blue and orange, with hits of white at the Swoosh and black at the midsole, makes for an appealing retro basketball sneaker, and portends a good time to be a Knicks fan. Look for the shoe to drop early next year. via: SF