It's hard to believe now in today's hyper-sensitized culture, but in 1988 Nike released shoes that were called the "Air Stab" and the "Air Assault." The Stab we'll get to a bit later, but the Assault was a loud basketball shoe featuring Safari print and "NIKE" block lettering across the ankle. The retro release included a Visible Air sole that wasn't on the original - an update that simply wasn't necessary.