The Nike Air Raid OG looks set to be coming back, following the leaking of official Nike product images. The sneaker, which is Jerry Lorenzo’s favorite non-Air Jordan Nike sneaker and served as the inspiration for his collaborative Nike Fear of God Raid last year, will be returning in its OG grey and black colorway from 1992.
The Nike Air Raid was designed by legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield and was originally made for outdoor basketball. Its chunky silhouette was a hallmark of early ’90s basketball sneakers, while the cross-body straps, heavy-duty lateral bumper, and flat sole made the Air Raid rugged enough to last the distance on asphalt courts.
Speaking to Nike, Jerry Lorenzo explained why the Air Raid was his favorite non-Jordan sneaker: “When the kid walked in the classroom with the Air Raid, no one told me that I was supposed to like the Air Raid. I was just drawn to it, the design, the colors. It was like, oh my God, what is that? It became interconnected with all these other real emotional things that were happening at the time of the shoe.”
While product images of the Nike Air Raid OG exist, no concrete information on when the original colorway will be re-released does. It’s highly likely, though, that we’ll see the Air Raid make its return in the coming months. As always, stay tuned for more information.
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