KITH x Nike Air Pippen 1 collection

by Henrik Buzzi

The second delivery of the Kith x Nike Take Flight Collection explores the evolution of Scottie Pippen, as he became one of the league’s first point-forwards while also gaining his own signature line with Nike. Ronnie Fieg applies two premium executions to Pip’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. Both Kith x Nike Air Pippen 1 models release with the second delivery of the Take Flight collection October 6 at all Kith.