Who should buy the Nike Air Flightposite 2

If you liked the original Air Flightposite, then you should check out the Nike Air Flightposite 2. Here are some of its selling points:

  • It features the Air Cushion technology
  • Its mid-top provides ample support
  • It has an eye-catching futuristic look

Nike Air Flightposite 2 futuristic look

Nike Air Flightposite 2: a stylish and functional footwear

The hoop-inspired sneaker is a retro shoe with a futuristic look. The Air Flightposite 2 is best worn on the court. 

The zipper closure of the shoe can be worn zipped up or down for a stylish look while playing balls.

Nike Air Flightposite 2 zip

Original Flightposite vs Air Flightposite 2

The Nike Air Flightposite 2 has similar technological specs to the original Flightposite with a drop-in PU insole with heel and forefoot Zoom Air units, which gives cushioned comfort. 

The difference is that the Flightposite 2 traded the TPU shank for a Carbon midfoot plate. 

Breaking down the Nike Air Flightposite 2

The Air Flightposite 2 has a Foamposite outer shell that makes the shoe lightweight and durable. 

Nike Air Flightposite 2 side

The internal bootie provides a snug fit.

It has a unique closure with a zipper over the traditional lacing system. The zip closure has a Nike Swoosh branding.

Nike Air Flightposite 2 branding on zipper closure

Five dots are located on the lateral forefoot to acknowledge the shoe’s Alpha Project roots. There is also a perforated window on the side of the shoe. 

Nike Air Flightposite 2 five dots

Pull tabs at the tongue and heel are available to ensure an easy on and off fit. 

Nike Air Flightposite 2 pull tabs

For traction and stability, it has a rubber outsole.

Nike Air Flightposite 2 outer sole

The release of the Air Flightposite 2

Nike’s Foamposite material shook the world back in the early 2000s. This Foamposite technology is found on the Nike Flightposite One. 

The successful release of the original Nike Flightposite led to the production of its second iteration, the Nike Air Flightposite 2, which is worn by Kevin Garnett. This silhouette was created as part of Nike’s Alpha Project.

The Nike Air Flightposite 2 has been set aside, but earlier in 2019, it was once again put up in the market. 

The Air Flightposite 2 was dropped in the OG “olympics” colorway, and next up is the “eggplant” tone that was popularized by the original. The new one is dressed in the same black/eggplant color over an icy translucent sole with hints of crimson around the exterior.

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty, Futuristic
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Nike Foamposite, Nike Zoom Air, Nike Air
Closure: Laces, Zipper
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole
Technology: Air Cushion

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.