After an interesting revival from Stüssy in 2020, the Nike Air Kukini is officially making a return in 2022. Already seen in a number of new styles, a new paint splattered-look surfaced this week, coming soon.

On New Years Day in 1999, Nike introduced the Alpha Project, a new series of shoes focused on identifying and solving performance problems in their products. The Alpha line produced a number of out-of-the-box silhouettes that remain popular to this day, like the Air Presto, as well as some lesser known models, like the Air Kukini, which is set to return in retro form this year. Already teased in a handful of colorways, this week’s addition to the Air Kukini lineup covers the neoprene silhouette in black, adding colorful paint splatters around the upper in blue, red, pink, and orange for a well-used look.


Nike’s new colorways of the retro Air Kukini have not yet been announced for release, though we are expecting the laceless model to return sometime in 2022. Dressed in black with multicolor paint splatters, pairs will be available from both Nike and select retailers for $120. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Swoosh release news.

Nike Air Kukini “Paint Splatter”
Release Date: 2022
Price: $120
Color: Black/Anthracite-White-Phantom
Style Code: DV1894-001

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