Month: November 2015

Bo Jackson Nike Dont I Know You Poster

Bo Knows Birthdays!

Vincent Edward Jackson, better known as Bo Jackson, is one of those few personalities that changed the way we viewed sports — and sneakers. There have been popular baseball stars and popular football stars, but only a handful have done both at the professional level. Bo is the only one of that select group that …

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Michael Jordan in Air Jordan 8 "Aqua" 2002 Upper Deck Card

Return of the Air Jordan 8 “Aqua”

During the 1992 NBA All-Star Game Michael Jordan brought out the non-Bulls “Bordeaux” Air Jordan 7’s. So in 1993 sneakerheads were anticipating what MJ would break out in Salt Lake City, Utah. He did not disappoint as he laced and strapped on a pair of the “Aqua” Air Jordan 8’s — a colorway that would …

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Happy Birthday to the Reign Man!

Shawn Kemp is my favorite basketball player of all time, period. He was raw, he was ferocious, and he could leap. At 6’10”, with the build of a god, he could dash past defenders and leave the remaining men stunned from a huge tomahawk jam. To me, nobody flew like Kemp. I’d seen Jordan dunk and I’d …

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Reebok The Pump 20th Anniversary

A Retrospective of the Reebok Pump 20 Project for the Pump’s Birthday

November 24, 2015, is the Reebok Pump’s 26th birthday! It’s a great opportunity to look back at the Reebok Pump 20 collaboration project. In 2009, Reebok teamed up with 20 of the greatest sneaker boutiques at the time. Located all over the globe — from Hawaii’s Kicks/Hi to Australia’s Espionage to Sweden’s Sneakersnstuff — the …

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Shaq’s Triple Double Against Nets in the Reebok Shaq Attaq II

On November 20, 1993 Shaq got his first career triple double in a Magic v Nets game. The cherry on top? He scored 24 points, grabbed 28 rebounds, and had 15 blocks while he had a cold. As Shaq walked out onto the hardwood that day, he was the NBA’s leading scorer with a 30.5 average. …

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Reebok Court Victory Pump "Flash"

Did You Know About the Reebok Court Victory Pump “Flash”?

Back on the November 15, 2008 Reebok opened up a New York City pop-up shop called “Flash.” Inspired by the ’80s, the store paid homage to NYC’s culture during the time period. It was also the first time the brand created a pop-up shop themselves. Maybe someone at Reebok was listening to a lot of …

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reggie miller 20,000 point

Reggie Miller Scores His 20,000th Point

Fifteen years ago today, Reggie Miller scored his 20,000th point. He became the 25th player in league history to do so. Miller’s achievement occurred during a game with the Warriors who, despite Reggie’s 30 points that night, won by two for a final score of 92-90. The Warriors win broke their seven game losing streak and ended a five …

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Michael Jordan debuts the Nike Air Jordan for the first time.

Today In Sneaker History: Michael Jordan Debuts the Nike Air Jordan

Today in 1984, a young man by the name of Michael Jordan took the court for the Chicago Bulls. Of course, MJ had played in 10 regular season games for Chicago before this point but November 17, 1984 was special. While the stories of banned shoes have always been hazy and mysterious, and one of MJ’s non-signature …

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Amar'e Stoudemire in Nike Hyperposite P.E. and Carmelo Anthony in Jordan Melo M8 Advance

STAT Enjoys Birthday Number 33

Amar’e Stoudemire is now in his fifteenth NBA year and his first with the Miami Heat. However, he is most known for being the #9 draft pick in the 2002 NBA draft right out of high school for the Phoenix Suns. Also, as far as sneakers go, he has been connected with Nike the whole …

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Where Are the Zoom Air Runner Retros?

Nike began as a running shoe brand. Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman partnered up at the University of Oregon to become the juggernaut we know and wear today. Their path to greatness is littered with tons of ad campaigns, amazing technologies, and shoe models that we don’t ever see or hear about anymore. Take a …

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