Updated Friday, May 6: We’ve updated this article with additional information on how to purchase the Supreme x Nike Zoom Flight 95 sneakers on the resale market.

Supreme continues its longstanding partnership with Nike with three new colorways of the Nike Zoom Flight 95. The collection launched exclusively at Supreme on May 5th. a paisley print inspired by the bandana. The shoes are available in light blue, black and tan and are priced at $178.

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As expected, the sneakers sold out the day they were released, and they’re already available (of course) on resale sites like StockX and eBay.


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The Nike Zoom Flight 95 isn’t one of the most familiar silhouettes even among Nike fans, but the shoe is touted as one of the first to popularize Zoom Air technology. These basketball shoes were introduced in 1995 and endorsed by then Maverics player and current coach Jason Kidd. The unique “bug-eye” panels look futuristic, similar to how the future would have been imagined in the 90s. To make the most of the 90s vibe, Supreme adorned these shoes with a paisley-bandana print, and we’ll be honest – it’s pretty hideous.

That didn’t stop the shoes from selling out instantly, but we might not be the only ones who think these paisley sneakers are a rare miss from a Nike and Supreme collab.

As of May 6, the shoes are priced at just $225 on StockX, which is barely a markup. On eBay, they are priced a bit higher at $299, but much less than other Nike Zoom Flight 95 sneakers.

This could be another sign of Supreme’s waning influence in the street style world. A new collaboration with Nike will always attract attention, but Supreme doesn’t quite have the cultural clout it had in previous years.

After 20 years of collaborations between Nike and Supreme, it looks like the appeal is starting to fade.

The long history of Nike and Supreme

It’s no secret that collaborations are a big deal right now, and the biggest name in streetwear collaborating with the biggest name in sportswear is always a big deal. But the two brands have a long history of working together, and Supreme has often toppled lesser-known Nike silhouettes. In fact, the first collaboration between Supreme and the Swoosh dates back to 2002, 20 years ago. Since then, Nike and Supreme have worked together every year, often more than once a year.

Early collaborations between the two brands focused on the Nike Dunk, a distinctively low-top style with origins as a basketball shoe. It has become more of a skate shoe. This made it a natural launch point for Supreme, a skate-focused brand. Other collaborations have included the Blazer and Air Force 1, as well as lesser-known silhouettes like the Bruin. Beyond skateboarding and basketball, Supreme has occasionally designed running and tennis shoes for Nike. Clothing often accompanied these shoes, including sweatpants, beanies, and even a leather baseball jersey.

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Why ‘ugly’ sneakers don’t go anywhere

Looking at the Nike Zoom Flight, it’s hard to avoid the fact that they’re damn ugly. The Zoom Flight 95 is already a tough silhouette, given its bulbous, alien shape. The addition of paisley bandana print accents make this a tough shoe to style, to put it mildly. Based on reviews, the reception of these shoes has been mixed. The most voted comment on Hypebeast is a succinct “Those are awful”. In fact, one reviewer pointed out that these look like the Dada Spinner shoes, just without the spinner.

Could this be the swan song for ugly sneakers? Probably not. After the Balenciaga Triple S’s decline in popularity, it was reasonable to wonder if the ugly sneaker trend had reached its peak. But given that Crocs are some of the most popular shoes in the world right now, it’s obvious that the ugly shoe trend hasn’t gone away just yet. Shoes that were once considered cheesy, like the New Balance 993 or the Birkenstock Boston, have taken their place on the list of classic shoes. Whether or not these Nike x Supreme shoes will ever be considered classics remains to be seen, but one thing is certain; they will sell out quickly. Keep your eyes on StockX and Grailed if you can’t pick up a pair on May 5.

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Buy: Supreme x Nike Zoom Flight 95 on StockX starting at $224.00

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Buy: Supreme x Nike Zoom Flight 95 on StockX starting at $224.00

Buy: Supreme x Nike Zoom Flight 95

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Buy: Supreme x Nike Zoom Flight 95 on StockX starting at $224.00

Buy: Supreme x Nike Zoom Flight 95

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