Sneaker Ads

Nike Air Trainer

Tennis legend John McEnroe turns 59 today. To celebrate we will be sharing a little story about Mr. McEnroe and the Air Trainer 1. When the Air Trainer was being developed the notion of cross training wasn’t really a thing yet; running shoes were for running, tennis shoes for tennis, etc. Tinker Hatfield and Eric …

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Ice Cube for Reebok Classics Cannon 2001

Ice Cube for Reebok Classics

With Straight Outta Compton hitting theaters it reminded us of the time Ice Cube was called up to represent Reebok Classics. Yeah, he may have helped out Nike SB and P-Rod in a commercial but his styling is more catered to classic Reeboks. Okay, well maybe not current Ice Cube, but post-N.W.A. Ice Cube made …

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Nike Guerilla Tennis featuring Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras

Nike Guerilla Tennis featuring Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras

The reason I am into sneakers is thanks to Andre Agassi and Nike. Short of telling my life story, I was a very stereotypical short, bowl-cut sporting, asian kid who was decent at tennis. What was not typical was my intrigue by the brash, neon-color loving, long-haired player Andre Agassi. During this same time period …

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Nike Air Max 95 Ad

Original Nike Air Max 95 Ad

For sneaker fanatics 1995 was one of the golden years for footwear. This original Nike Air Max 95 was just one in a long line of ads from the Swoosh that had the same concept. White background, the sneaker, red Swoosh and 800-number (disconnected, sorry). Simple, effective, bold. The ad showed off the Air Max …

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Paul Rodriguez P-Rod Ice Cube Commercial

Nike SB P-Rod Commercial Featuring Ice Cube

Nike SB, actually skateboarding in general, relies so much on videos, it’s surprising there aren’t more unforgettable commercials for skate shoes. Hands down my favorite SB commercial is the Paul Rodriguez commercial from back in 2009. After living in LA, being a fan of Ice Cube, always wanting to be able to skateboard and a …

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Nike Revolution Commercial

You Say You Want a Revolution

One of my favorite things about sneakers is the advertising and marketing, second only to the people involved with and connected to sneakers. Reminiscing about Sneaker Ads recently I started thinking back to some of the earliest sneaker commercials I could recall. While there are others that pre-date the Nike Revolution commercial, none had such an …

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