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Number 33 Was Retired at MSG Twelve Years Ago Today

Ewing Focus PE
Ewing Focus PE
Ewing Baseline Mid
Ewing Baseline: A mid cut high performance shoe that featured neoprene inserts on the upper and an ankle strap on the rear. Patrick briefly wore this shoe for a few games in the 1993 playoffs against Chicago.
Ewing Domain Hi
Ewing Domain Hi: A high cut performance shoe, it was worn by Patrick during the 1994 regular season and had a 33 cage on the side. The European version was known as the Tryout and had an ankle strap.
Ewing Wrap Mid
Ewing Wrap Mid: A sleek mid cut shoe originally released in 1994 with neoprene upper inserts that came in several vibrant colorways.
Ewing Wrap Hi
Ewing Wrap Hi: Same shoe as the Wrap Mid from 1994, but the Hi featured an “Ace Bandage Tongue” that provided incredible ankle support and proved to be ahead of its time as a decade later this ankle design was used by several other companies.
Ewing Swatt Low
Ewing Swatt Low: A base model from 1994, it featured a gum rubber cupsole and supportive midfoot strap and came in a mid cut as well.
Ewing Anode Low
Ewing Anode Low: A lightweight running shoe that released in 1994, it came in 2 colorways and featured a breathable 33 cage on the side.
Ewing Rogue II
Ewing Rogue II: Released in 1994 in Europe, this shoe has become hugely popular on the internet in recent years and has generated lots of interest. Featured two midfoot support straps and a speckled midsole.
Ewing Warrior Hi
Ewing Warrior Hi: A solid outdoor basketball shoe that released in 1994, this shoe had heavy canvas quarter panels for durability.
Ewing Empire Hi
Ewing Empire Hi: The final Ewing Athletics model from the 1990s, this shoe was released in late 1995 and worn by Patrick throughout the 1995-96 season. The retail version was a midcut although the pictured model was a high that was custom made for and worn by Patrick. This shoe was also worn by Patrick in a very famous movie.

Photos via Complex and Athletic Genius. All Ewing model photos and captions via Ewing Athletics Footwear Timeline.

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