Nike has had a strong focus on early-90s footwear of late, with retro basketball being the hot-ticket category amongst nostalgic sneakerheads. A resurgent Foamposite line has continued its evergreen presence, whilst the Swoosh has also drip-fed a few options of Scottie Pippen’s Nike Air More Uptempo. Through the has been a big focus on the era’s retro resurgence, up until recently, there’s been a big absence from the 1992/93 NBA MVP in Charles Barkley. But with this, the fourth colorway of his 1994 signature sneaker appearing, it has now become apparent that Nike will be shining the spotlight on Chuck in 2021. Here, the Swoosh returns to the classic Air Max CB 94 “USA” — a colorway last seen by retailers back in 2015.
The patriotic combo of Obsidian, Gym Red, and White returns in a predominate nubuck build as an ode to the 1992 Olympic Dream Team. The blue-based release boasts the aforementioned fabrication in navy, with bright whites of the tongue and midsole providing a perfect pop against the dark tones of the upper. Striking red accents arrive sporadically throughout to complete the national theme.
Check out the official photos just below, and look for the Nike Air Max CB 94 “USA” to release in the coming weeks at select Swoosh retailers and Nike.com for $160.
Update 04.02.21 // Retailers DTLR has confirmed a release date for the Nike Air Max CB 94 “USA” for May 5th. If you are planning on picking up a pair on the day, make sure you head to our dedicated Nike Release Dates Calendar to set yourself a reminder for the drop.