Summary

We spent 5.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

6 reasons to buy

  • A lot of end users praise the Nike Air Flightposite 2 for its futuristic look.
  • The Air Flightposite 2, which is among the basketball-inspired Nike sneakers, shows off unique colorways that many buyers admire.
  • According to several reviewers, they love the shoe back in the day and love it even more today.
  • The Zoom Air unit provides ample cushioning, making every step comfortable.
  • The closure of the sneaker, which is a mixture of the traditional lacing system and zipper, is stylish and functional.
  • The perforated window on the side of the shoe allows ventilation.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Few mention that the quality of the new release is not the same as the quality of the original Nike Air Flightposite.
  • According to a couple of reviewers, before getting comfortable with the Air Flightposite 2, it takes a bit to break into the shoe.

Bottom line

Nike has released a number of basketball-inspired sneakers, and among these releases is the new iteration of the Nike Air Flightposite. With the Air Flightposite 2’s futuristic look, eye-catching colorways and technological features, this Nike sneaker is as stylish as it is functional.

Facts

Expert Reviews

  • First look | PATisDOPE

  • First look | The Sneaker Chop

  • First look | The Sole Brothers |

  • First look | The Sole Brothers |

  • First look | Andy Rimmer

  • First look | Sir Anaba

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The Air Flightposite 2 is available for men only. The shoe has a zipper over the traditional lacing system that is designed to lock the feet in securely. It is a mid-top sneaker that provides ample ankle support during on-court play.

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.

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. However, the difference is that the Flightposite 2 traded the TPU shank for a Carbon midfoot plate. Additionally, the Zoom Air unit gives cushioned comfort. 

The Air Flightposite 2 has a Foamposite outer shell that makes the shoe lightweight and durable. It has a unique closure with a zipper over the traditional lacing system. 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. Pull tabs at the tongue and heel are available to ensure an easy on and off fit. For traction and stability, it has a rubber outsole.

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

  • The zip closure has a Nike Swoosh branding.
  • Aside from the Air Flightposite 2, the Presto and Zoom GP are also created by Nike’s Alpha Project.
  • The “eggplant” hue might be officially referred to as the “dark purple dust”.
  • The Nike Air Flightposite 2, in white and blue color combination, was worn by Kevin Garnett during the 2000 Olympics.
  • The internal bootie provides a snug fit.

Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com