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Throwback Thursday: Reebok DMX Lite (1999)

For decades, Reebok has played a vital role as one of the purveyors and innovators of new technology for the sneaker industry. 1999 saw a brand new model loaded with brand new technology for basketball superstar Allen Iverson. This technology was called DMX. The way DMX worked was all about redistributing air to aid in cushioning. When the wearer would strike …

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Beat Him By A Nose – Kobe Bryant Becomes the All-Time Leading All-Star Scorer

The place – Orlando. The time – time to play. The year – 2012. The suspect – one Black Mamba, Bean, KB8/24, Kobe Bryant. The mission – pass Michael, what else? Say what you will about Kobe, but when he sets his mind to accomplishing a goal, it usually gets done, and if it doesn’t, it …

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Blow Out Those Candles!!! – My Favorite Birthday Sneaks by Bryan Hinkle

In my house growing up, there was a tradition – you got a pair of shoes to start school, a pair for basketball in November, and when the season was over you wore those until the next school year. Not exactly ghetto poor, but there were no multiple Jordans in the closet waiting to be …

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Best Chinese New Years Themed Sneakers

Today, February 19th, commemorates the new lunar New Year, universally known as “Chinese New Year.” The next animal in the lunar 12-animal zodiac cycle is the ram/sheep. Year over year more sneaker brands have jumped on the trend of making sneakers themed on the holiday. Over the decades there has been some great execution and …

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Ridin’ Dirty – JR Rider and the 1994 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Yeah, he was a knucklehead of the highest order, but for one day, JR Rider showed the world something never seen before (and even had Kobe copying someone besides MJ). Drafted 5th out of UNLV in 1993 after averaging 29 points a game as a senior, the Minnesota Timberwolves had their star. Christian Laettner the …

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