On Episode 99 of the Sneaker History Podcast, Robbie and Mike discuss New Balance’s new partnership with the NBA, Kobe Bryant’s Memorial Service, upcoming Kobe 5 releases, and the sneakers they see the most on the streets of their respective cities.


Rockin’ –
Nike LeBron 7 ‘All-Star’
Nike SB Dunk ‘Mint Red’

Coppin’ –
BBC x Reebok Zig Kinetica
Nike SB Dunk ‘Plum’

Rockin’ –
Nike LeBron 3
John Elliott x Nike Air Force 1

Coppin’ –
Nike Kobe 5


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  1. Still catching up with the episodes…. funny that Mike mentioned Hoka, I do see more and more of those here in Hong Kong! I was actually drooling over these myself but I wear hiking boots maybe just 5 times a year and I already have a pair of nice Danners…. . And the Opening Ceremony collab version is so clean :O

    An observation I have in HK is grannies wearing Air Maxes, often times the latest models, which is quite fascinating when the shoes’ futuristic styles combine with their seniors look.

    1. Nick Engvall – – Nick Engvall is a sneaker enthusiast with nearly 15 years of experience in the footwear business. He has written for publications such as Complex, Sole Collector, and Sneaker News, helped companies like Eastbay, Finish Line, Foot Locker, and StockX better connect with their consumers, has an addiction to burritos and Sour Patch Kids, and owns way too many shoes for his own good.
      Nick Engvall says:

      Those look NICE! People seem to stay in their comfort zone with sneakers here in the States but it’s nice to see brands like Hoka, Keen, and a couple others that also make more consciously made shoes finally getting some popularity with sneakerheads.

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