Does Kith founder Ronnie Fieg have a Nike collaboration in the works?
Fieg took to Instagram today to show off a never-before-seen Nike model. The purple high-top kicks eschew the current minimalist trend for an eye-catching look equipped with asymmetrical laces, straps and zippers.
Although no additional details were provided, Instagram commenters were quick to point out the similarities to the Nike Air Maestro Flight 1 (pictured below), an early ’90s basketball sneaker made famous by former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen. Despite the apparent similarities, the sneakers shared by Fieg appear to be a new model altogether.
Adding to the connection between Fieg and Pippen is a Twitter post from the former NBA standout. According to the post — which includes another look at the mysterious sneakers — Nike, Fieg, Kith and Pippen have a project in the works with more information coming during Fashion Week.