Nike’s ‘University Gold’ Air Kukini Features a Fish Scale-Like Pattern

Nike Air Kukini University GoldNike has revived the early-2000s Air Kukini, bringing back a handful of the classic colorways alongside new ones. This week, a new ‘University Gold’ look has surfaced online, set to release later this Summer.

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 was quietly revived last year. Among the classic colorways, the Swoosh has introduced several new styles, like this ‘University Gold’ pair that is coming soon. Featuring a golden shade across its form-fitting upper, this pair adds a scale-like pattern to the mix in a cool shade of blue. The cage and heel accents come in black to complete the look.


Nike’s next classic colorway of the Air Kukini has not yet been announced for release, though they are expected to drop sometime in Summer 2023. The ‘Water’ look originally released in 2000, and will be available from both Nike’s official channels 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 ‘University Gold’
Release Date: 2023
Price: $130
Color: University Gold/Cool Grey-Black-White
Style Code: DZ4393-700

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