It's always interesting when you see a company take a sneaker customizer's approach to launching a new colorway because it can go really right or really wrong, really fast. Luckily, Nike didn't overdo it with this Nike Air Flight 89 and turned in a very luxe Black Reptile model.

Casting the shoe in black was the smartest decision the designers made; it makes the use of snakeskin-printed leather against suede feel subtle. The white midsole brings the pop appeal and is met with flecks of white as the perfect intermediary design element.

These look like the perfect shoe for expert or beginner fashion enthusiasts as they maintain elegance without feeling inaccessibly designed to death. They're available now at spots like Afew in Germany.