Nike’s Short-Lived Alpha Project dropping another retro
Air Zoom GP
Alot of people, mostly the younger generations won’t remember the five dot logo that represented Nike’s Alpha Project. By the end of the ’90s the Alpha Project made a small impact with the Air Zoom Citizen runner, the Air Zoom GP basketball shoe, and the Air Zoom Beyond tennis model.
Over the next couple of years Alpha Project put out some memerable shoes, including 1999 basketball shoe the Air Flightposite, 2000’s Air Kukini, Air Presto, and a classic, the Shox BB4. Tinker Hatfield’s brother Tobie Hatfield was the designer behind these shoes.
Alpha Project has had a number of retro releases over the years, including the Kevin Garnett Flightposites, set for release sometime this month.
This colorway was debuted by Garnett during the 2000 Olympics. A White and Blue color colorway, but the original “Garnett” on the upper has been swaped for the Alpha Project dots. Other features include a zipper closure, Foamposite material on the overlays, and Zoom Air units found within the inner bootie.