History

Sneaker releases, sneaker information, and events that help establish the history of sneakers. From sporting events to pop culture to modern day social media trends, these are the moments that tell the stories of what makes sneakers, and their history, significant. Athletes, entertainers, influencers, and collectors, who choose to wear sneakers at important events and establish significant moments in the history of sneakers by doing so.

Nike Air Ship Retro Black/Red Custom

Nike Air Ship – History Lesson

The Nike Air Ship: A Twisted History When Michael Jordan first set foot on the NBA court for his rookie season with the Chicago Bulls, he didn’t lace up his famous Air Jordans, but the Air Ship. For as long as can be remembered, the Air Jordan 1 has been the storied sneaker that was …

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Sneaker History Marketplace is Now Sitting Treasure

It’s Official. The Marketplace Is Now Sitting Treasure

Earlier this year, we started the Sneaker History Marketplace with the goal of elevating sellers in the community to a wider audience, specifically, people who sell the not so common older and more collector focused footwear. Today, we are excited to announce that we are expanding on that concept. While we obviously focus primarily on …

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Michael Jordan with the Air Jordan 1 Black Toe 1985

Air Jordan 1 History Lesson

The Air Jordan 1 is arguably the most important sneaker in the history of footwear. Not only was it Michael Jordan’s first signature sneaker from Nike, but it was the beginning of Nike’s ingenuity when it comes to storytelling. The Air Jordan 1 began as a basketball sneaker, found a second life with skateboarders in …

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2019-20 NBA Sneaker Preview

via USA Today As the NBA regular season approaches (about 14 days to be exact) we start to see some of the latest and greatest footwear drop; so it’s only fitting I’d hit you with a 2019-20 NBA sneaker preview! It looks like we’re primed for a great year of sneakers if the NBA Pre-Season …

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Ewing Athletics x Cormega Pt. 2

Ewing Athletics does a lot of things right, but above all, they come correct with collabs for the real hip-hop fans across the globe. In recent memory we’ve been hit with fire releases in conjunction with deep-rooted hip-hop institutions from Death Row, Outlawz and Drink Champs… and of course, Cormega! If you’re not familiar with …

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Air Jordan 1: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Good morning ladies and gents! Yesterday morning we dropped our latest Sneaker History Podcast episode (available on all Podcast streaming platforms) and we covered a few topics; but specifically, we discussed the insanity that is THE Air Jordan 1. Sneaker collectors love them, the resell market loves them… everyone loves Jordan 1s, and Jordan Brand …

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One of the Best Kobe Signatures: A Lookback at the Kobe V

As another year passes, we get to recognize one of the greatest basketball players ever. On 8/24 we’ll again break out our Kobe signatures to pay homage to the Black Mamba, Kobe Bryant. While Kobe has many noteworthy signature sneaker models (in my opinion the best performance line as a whole to date), I want …

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FBF: Footwear Flashback

Y’all ready for a Footwear Flashback? Hop into the Sneaker History time machine and go back to the early 2010s with us! Much like a preteen going through puberty, the first half of the 2010s were a confusing time in basketball footwear. Technology was constantly advancing and subsequently, the basketball category experienced growing pains. Signature …

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TISH: Paul George Returns

Today in Sneaker History Paul George triumphantly returned to basketball on the world’s grandest stage – the 2016 Olympic Games. Two summers prior George suffered a catastrophic leg injury during an exhibition game for Team USA on a routine layup play. We won’t show it to you out of respect to PG, but if you Google …

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