Spalding may not be your typical sneaker brand but there is no denying their connection to the game of basketball. When Jimmer Fredette was drafted by the Sacramento Kings, Spalding stepped back into the sneaker arena with two models called the Spalding Slash and Spalding Threat. Jimmer’s time on the court slowly diminished in Sacramento and Spalding’s hope for a basketball line did as well (No offense to Mario Chalmers). Jimmer ditched Spaldings for Under Armour’s ClutchFit Drive this season, but you can grab this rare pair of Spaldings on eBay.
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.