This Black and Gold edition of the NIKE AIR PYTHON PRM continues the return run of the once impossible-to-find gem from the Nike archives.
We’ve seen the Python show up in various guises in recent years, satisfying the appetite for those of us who weren’t looking to pay the obscene prices commanded by OG pairs (if you could find them, that is). The Python’s designer, Peter Moore, removed the Nike Swoosh from the silhouette, opting instead for the Jordan Wings identity on the tongue, which peaked curiosity. The use of snakeskin on selected panels, mimicking the texture and characteristics of a python, gave the shoe a luxurious feel that felt decades ahead of its time. Unusually, the Air Python was originally made in Italy, compounding that premium footwear angle further.
Outside of Japan, the Python seemed like an impossible shoe to track down in the years following its original release back in 1987 – until Nike finally decided to bring it back in 2013. Since then, we’ve seen several editions come and go, notably the all-red Python and a slick Dover Street Market edition, which came in all-black. This fresh new edition goes for a dark faux snakeskin throughout, offset by a white midsole. It’s a smart look for one of the more interesting and overlooked models in the Nike basketball archive.
The Black and Gold edition of the NIKE AIR PYTHON PRM is out now in the US: keep an eye on us for details on the UK drop. In the meantime, you can check out the current Jordan selection at Nike by clicking the banner below.
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