Month: November 2018

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Wall Space: Michael Jordan Posters

In today’s installment of Wall Space we’re going to take a look back at some lesser-known Michael Jordan posters and ads from back in the day. Our only rules were that each poster must come from before the year 2000 and we wanted MJ posters that aren’t seen as often as others. So, we did …

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Sample Sunday: Koji Special

Atmos’s retro of the Air Max 1 & 95 Animal Pack from 2006 generated all the hype a proper collaborative release should in 2018. Us simple American folk probably attribute the shoe’s success because of today’s sneaker climate and nothing more – “they’re worth a lot because someone told me they’re worth a lot”. A solid …

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Call up Chris

Thanksgiving (ideally) embodies self-reflection on what we’re thankful for, family coming together, and food. On November 22, 2001 Chris Andersen became the first player called up from the NBDL to the NBA. What does that have to do with Thanksgiving? Not much, but it does play into being thankful. Many players around the league like …

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Pig Shoes? Pig shoes!

Being Thanksgiving week a vast majority of us will be prepping some nice turkeys for mass consumption. Turkey’s place as the official mascot (does it count as a mascot if you eat it? We don’t know, you tell us.) of Thanksgiving results in other quality meats being left by the wayside. Here at Sneaker History …

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Sample Sunday: Kyrie 3 Kings

The Kyrie 3 by Nike bridged the gap between Irving’s time in Cleveland and Boston. After completing one of the most impressive comebacks in sports history against the Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals while wearing the Kyrie 2, Irving and the Cavs hoped to upset the Warriors for the second year in a row. …

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Footwear Abridged: Air Jordan IV ‘Bred’

If Tinker Hatfiled’s Air Jordan III saved the Jordan line from extinction, then the Jordan IV made sure the line remained healthy long-term. The Jordan IV did what all great follow-ups should do – build upon past models and enhance the product for the better, much like The Godfather II. There’s a simple elegance to …

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TBT: 8s Beyond South Beach

When LeBron James arrived in South Beach after the 2009-10 everything changed, literally everything. James proved that player mobility and freedom was possible in the NBA and this trend has continued ever since. The Cleveland Cavilers fell apart, D-Wade got to play with his bestie and Nike got to experiment with new colorways for King James’s kicks. …

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Loud Shoe, Quiet Man

The running joke throughout Tim Duncan’s Hall-Of-Fame career was his lack of flash on the court; but you don’t earn the title of “The Big Fundamental” with dynamic play. You earn that nickname with meticulous attention to detail and consistency. Call him boring, call him unexciting… just be sure to call him a legend too. Tim’s …

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BB4 Bookends

Few players captivated audiences like Vince Carter in his prime. The man known has “Half Man, Half Amazing” was 100% amazing more times than not with his otherworldly slam dunks. Even his most routine jams were leaps and bounds better than most of his contemporaries; but Vince’s game was much more complex than that. The …

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Sample Sunday: Rare Doernbechers

Last night in Portland, OR the 2018 Doernbecher Children’s Hospital x Nike collection was released to the public and per-usual, there’s a lot of heat in the lineup. The collection is about much more than nice sneakers though, we need to remember that the kids designing the collection have endured hardships most of us will …

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