Backed by a memorable ad campaign featuring Spike Lee, the Nike Air Raid made its debut in 1992. Designed by Tinker Hatfield, this made "for outdoor use only" basketball sneaker is truly an iconic model. After researching the flourishing popularity of playground/street basketball in NYC, they were constructed with durable materials to withstand the abuse of the outdoor game, including a thick heel and hard rubber outsole. Yet, the most recognizable design feature of this Nike cult classic is the crossing midfoot straps, which provide ankle protection and keep your feet locked in. Get your hands on this legendary game changer soon at Sneakerhead.