I’m not sure what it is about Karl Malone, but he’s just not an exciting guy. But regardless of the fact that I can’t stand the Utah Jazz, his partner in crime, John Stockton, or even his choice in footwear (most of the time), it’s hard to argue against the stats. 14 years ago tonight, December 5th, 2000, Malone passed Wilt Chamberlain on the all time scoring list. While his Apex shoes aren’t really on the most wanted list, and his time in LA Gear may only make a few people’s wish lists, his post-career move to Skechers, well, is fitting for The Mailman. All hatred aside, The Mailman was a beast on the court. He redefined the Power Forward position and, if anything, proved it wasn’t the shoes.
Nick Engvall is a sneaker enthusiast with over 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, StockX, and Stadium Goods better connect with their consumers, has an addiction to burritos and Sour Patch Kids, and owns way too many shoes for his own good.