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Karl Anthony Towns, KAT Sneakers

Flashback: Towns’ Sneakers Send Message of Hope

So often regarded primarily as instruments of hype, our sneakers have the potential to be so much more. What gets lost in a never-ending stream of high-stress Sadderdays is that what we choose to put on our feet is a statement about our own individuality, for better or worse. As the saying goes, you can tell …

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March Memories Fleeting But Sweet

When I think of great athletes who’ve worn the Air Jordan XI Concord, a few immediately come to mind. The most obvious one is Michael himself, who famously debuted the sneaker during the 1995 NBA Playoffs. Then you have Allen Iverson, who broke both ankles and necks at Georgetown. And right up there with both …

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Raptors VII: Ballerific Like It’s All Terrific

You learn some interesting things working overnights in New York City, which I did for a year about a decade ago. For starters, you learn not to make eye contact with anyone after bars close, or risk being put in a bear hug by a drunk guy weeping about his wayward girlfriend. You determine which microwaved leftovers work …

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