Month: October 2018

Vintage Heat: Air Max Turbulence

Being an obscure release from the archives, the Air Turbulence isn’t one of those shoes that you see pop-up too often. As with the Air Tailwind, the Turbulence changed form and design gradually over time with each evolution in running, but this original variant is still a underappreciated classic. We got our hands on a clean pair of 1999 …

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Nike Delta Force AC

Released in 1987 the Nike Delta Force stands as a lesser known heavyweight of Nike’s early basketball arsenal. Basketball as a sub-division of footwear was a newer concept for the Swoosh and after a few successes the brand wanted to expand. The first two Jordans were iconic, the Nike Dunk ran College Basketball and the Air Force 1 …

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TISH: MJ’s First Game

Fresh off of a stellar performance in the ’84 Summer Olympics, anticipation for Michael Jordan’s NBA debut grew, and grew, and grew. The Tar Heel solidified himself as a top draft pick with his clutch play in the NCAA tournament while suiting up for UNC, so with the 3rd overall selection the Chicago Bulls drafted Michael Jeffery …

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Riding the Tailwind

Nike’s flagship Air technology doesn’t need much of an introduction. Your grandma remembers seeing Air Jordan commercials 25 years ago, your dad wears Air Monarchs while mowing the lawn and your little sister skates wearing SB Dunks with… you guessed it, Zoom Air. Many sneakerheads think the Air Max 1 was the first Nike shoe with Air cushioning, and …

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adidas: Who Got Next?

Adidas Basketball has enjoyed a renaissance over the last five years with consistently great basketball footwear releases. Dark days fell upon Adidas between the Tracey McGrady era of the early/mid 2000’s and the rise of Derrick Rose in 2010. Uninspired silhouettes on the feet Tim Duncan, Chauncey Billups and Gilbert Arenas were commercial misses (with cult followings). Adidas’s designs looked extremely rigid …

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Kobe AD Confusion

Lets take a quick, Rick & Morty-like, history lesson… On March 21, 2018 DeMar DeRozan debuted the latest iteration in the long running Kobe Bryant signature line – the Kobe A.D. 360 NXT. This wasn’t the first time the latest Kobe had to be unveiled on-court by well… not Kobe; the IX made its debut …

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Shoes We Love this Season

October 16th welcomes the most magical time of the year – all the sports are on TV, ALL THE SPORTS. Today the NBA reawakens from its post-Finals slumber (pre-season doesn’t count) with a star-studded opening week. Will LeBron’s Lakers make the Playoffs? Can DeMarcus intergrade fluidly into the Warriors offense? Does adding Kyrie and Hayward to the Celtics …

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RIP: Wilt Chamberlain

The phrase “larger than life” is cliché and over used, right? In a time full of superficial hype and self promotion we all want to be ‘on’; we want everyone to see our highlight reels on social media; but back in the day there was a man who did it so big he became legendary (S/O to Barney from How I Met …

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#TBT Adidas Pro Model 2G

If you played middle school, high school or college basketball during the early 2000’s then you’ve probably seen the Adidas Pro Model 2G at some point. The 2003 2G was an updated version of the Adidas mainstay that shares its name, the Pro Model. The visual similarities between the OG Pro Model and the 2G seem …

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Old School Style

The Vans Old Skool design is one of the most recognizable silhouettes in sneaker history and is beloved by skaters, rockers and everyone in between. The Old Skool has been in constant production since its introduction in 1977 along with it’s hightop brother, the Sk8-Hi (released in 1978). The basic principle of “if it ain’t …

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