The Nike Air Raid came out when I was in middle school and I remember a lot of kids saying that they were going to get a pair to go back to school. They we're hot at the time and it was one of the "must have shoes" to stunt on the first day. My Mom wasn't spending the cash for them on my "under $50" school shoe budget, so she copped me some look alike fake joints from Payless. (XJ900's) Needless to say I got roasted on that first day, and every time I see this shoe this is the embarrassing memory it brings back. Thank you Nike.