Month: September 2015

Michael Lau x Nike SB Dunk Low "Gardener meets Nike"

9 Years Since the Michael Lau x Nike SB Collaboration Released

2006 was during the peak of Nike SB’s popularity and one sneaker that helped add to the hype was the first collaboration between artist Michael Lau and Nike. The main focus of the collaboration was, of course, a very limited sneaker that was only released to the Asian market. The collaboration was designed to help …

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The Dunk Heard Around the World

It was the year 2000 and it was the Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. The USA Men’s Olympic team was, how does one say this, stacked. The roster was as follows: Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Ray Allen, Vin Baker, Vince Carter, Kevin Garnett, Tim Hardaway, Allan Houston, Jason Kidd, Antonio Mc Dyess, Alonzo Mourning, Gary Payton, and …

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Michael Jordan in Air Jordan XVII

The Day Michael Jordan Unretired, Again

It wasn’t as cool as the first time, aka “I’m back,” but the second time Michael Jordan un-retired from basketball he did something special beyond sneakers. As sneakerheads we wanted to see what kicks he would sport Washington Wizards colors. As sports fanatics we wanted to see if the 38-year old still had it in him …

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Nike SB Dunk Low "Barf"

Anyone Remember the Nike SB Dunk Low “Barf”?

Just like the title says, do you remember when the “Barf” Nike SB Dunk Low was released? Well it was 12 years ago this month that the sneaker was on the shelves at Nike SB dealers (and where they sat for a few months for many shops). Part of the silver box era of Nike …

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Happy Birthday Brandon Jennings!

SneakerHistory is wishing Brandon Jennings a happy 26th birthday and a speedy recovery. It was reported today that a clean bill of health would not come for Jennings before the start of training camp. If you recall, Jennings suffered a catastrophic injury on January 24 in Milwaukee–a ruptured left Achilles. Fortunately, he’s running on the …

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Ken Griffey Jr in Nike Air Max Griffey III 55th Home Run

Today in 1997, Ken Griffey Jr Hit His 55th Home Run of the Season

Before Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa rejuvenated baseball with their chase for home run history, and before Barry Bonds ultimately took, and now holds, the game’s single season title, Ken Griffey Jr. was dropping bombs. During an impressive 1997 season the “Kid” was chasing home run history leading his Seattle Mariners. Adding to the intrigue …

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Derek Jeter September 16th, 2008

7 Years Ago Derek Jeter Broke the Yankees Stadium Hit Record

If you are a fan of baseball, or Derek Jeter, then you know he had a certain flair for the dramatics when he took the field. 2008 was the last season for the 85-year old Yankee stadium, so the Captain and the rest of the Bronx Bombers were hoping to send it off with a …

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Jason Terry in Reebok Zig Slash

Jason “The Jet” Terry Turns 38 Today

Jason Eugene Terry (J.E.T. get it?!?) will be blowing out 38 candles today as he prepares to enter his 17th NBA season. Probably a huge reason “The Jet” hasn’t retired yet is he’s been nothing but successful playing basketball. He won two state championships in high school, one NCAA Championship in 1997 at Arizona, and …

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Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi 1990 US Open Finals

25 Years Ago, Sampras Beat Agassi for his 1st Grand Slam Title

Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi were very familiar with one another from an early age. In 1980 when Sampras was 9 and Agassi 10, both were undersized, talented tennis kids when the met for the first time. Fast forward 10 years later and the two Americans were facing each other in the 1990 US Open …

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Who’s Your Daddy? – Shane Battier Turns 37

My love for Duke basketball has been well documented. From the Final Four team in 1986, a super-fan was born. No one, NO ONE, embodied the good of Duke basketball like Shane Battier. Laettner was the pretty-boy punk; Grant was the superstar; JJ was hated so deeply he is still hated like no one other …

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