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The Zoom Flight Five is still revered as EFVUJWL

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Jason Kidd’s long and illustrious NBA career officially came to an end this week, with the announcement of his retirement after an impressive 19 years in the NBA. Today in this Vintage Ad, we’ll take a look back at his first signature shoe, the Nike Zoom Flight Five.

Though many consider the Jason’s first shoe, his first official signature shoe was the Zoom Flight Five from 1996-97. The Flight Five picked up where the Flight 95 left off, also utilizing the still-new Zoom Air cushioning and featuring a bold, futuristic design, going from the “bubbles” of the ’95 to the iridescent “insect eye” of the Five. All these years, assists, triple doubles and All-Star appearances later, the Zoom Flight Five is still revered as JKidd’s greatest signature shoe. Let’s hope with his retirement, Nike Sportswear will bless us with this original black and purple colorway again soon!

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If you’re into vintage sportswear at all, you probably already know about And Still. If not, you definitely should! And Still is the world’s best destination for all things 80’s and 90’s sports apparel and hip-hop. We’re not talking dingy old thrift store finds here. This is crispy, deadstock product that looks like it was made last week, not 20+ years ago. Starter jackets, Salem caricature t-shirts of your favorite 80’s sports star, Raiders ZUBAZ pants, that Charlotte Hornets snapback hat you had in third grade…they have it all. Kirk Tilton, co-owner of And Still and the authority on all things in vintage sportswear, took some time to answer a few questions about the shop, his favorite scores, and even a little sneaker talk. Check out the words from a vintage genius, and make sure to stop by And Still the next time you’re in LA. Just don’t blame us if you leave with three Starter jackets, a Harold Miner jersey and a pair of Xavier McDaniel shoes!

Zack Schlemmer: What up Kirk! First, just give a quick introduction of yourself and the history of And Still / For All To Envy.

Kirk Tilton: What up Zack! For All To Envy started over a decade ago back in New Hampshire after realizing a 9-5 wasn’t for me. I had always gone to thrift stores and flea markets to hunt for vintage but it was Ebay that opened my eyes to the business side of it. My first big flip was a heather gray 1986 Mets/Red Sox World Series (insert Buckner joke here) tee that I bought for a couple bucks at the thrift store and sold it for $80 on eBay. After that I never looked back. Fast forward to 2009, I moved to LA and partnered up with Jeremy at And Still who had been open on La Brea for a little over a year. He had the store front, I had the internet on lock, it made sense….and dollars!! Together we supply the world with the best vintage sportswear from the 80’s and 90’s!

ZS: I won’t ask the question, “Where do you find all this stuff?!” because I’m sure you get asked almost every single day… plus a master never reveals his secrets…but where is the craziest place you have ever made a vintage score, or just a memorable story?

KT: As you said, a master never reveals his secrets, but here’s one for all the Sole Collector readers out there. Go to the yard sales of washed up athletes. You know, the Jose Canseco’s of the world. These guys are always looking to make a buck and will sell anything, I mean anything. At the last Canseco yard sale I bought 40 sealed Bash Brothers posters for $1 each ().

One of the most memorable digs was back in NH before I moved out to LA. I was at the flea market and found a guy selling boxes of vintage baseball cards and some memorabilia. I started talking to him and come to find out he used to own a sports store in the 90’s. I threw out the million dollar question “Do you have more stock?” He replied “I have two storage units full.” Before he could even finish his sentence I asked if I could meet him there the following morning, he agreed. I went the next day to find 2 storage units literally filled to the ceiling with sneakers, snapbacks and apparel. The sneakers consisted of Ewings, Mutombos, Larry Johnsons and any other non Jordan/Nike endorsed player from the 90’s. The hats were a mix of brands like Sports Specialties, Starter, Universal and G-Cap. All in all, it was like I had died and gone to deadstock heaven with the gatekeeper being an old drunk named Dick (that was really his name).

 

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