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What Is Nike's Huarache Technology?

Huarache Tech’s Place In Nike Basketball History

Preface: Having no March Madness and no NBA basketball sucks bad rn, ugh. Lightning doesn’t strike in the same place twice? Psh, yeah right, tell that to Nike introduction of the Air Huarache line back in the early ’90s. Tinker Hatfield’s original Air Huarache (1991) and Air Flight Huarache (1992) have become two of the …

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The Best Kobe Bryant Signature Sneakers

How many professional athletes are so legendary that they are celebrated around the globe and throughout social media on back to back days? The answer is one, and that is Kobe Bryant. With a birthday that lands on 8/23 and “Mamba Day” that lands on 8/24, which are the two jersey numbers that Kobe Bryant …

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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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The Mamba Effect: Kobe Bryant’s Impact On Sneakers

Kobe Bryant undoubtedly left a lasting legacy on the league, but just how big is Kobe Bryant’s impact on sneakers? The 5-time champion’s “Mamba Mentality” has been the killer instinct that players have been looking to embody, even before Bryant’s retirement. Kobe has rightfully earned the respect of fans and foes alike, not only due …

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Sample Sunday: Kobe 9 Evolution

When Kobe became high-key incapacitated due to his Achilles injury at the end of the 2012-13 season his future on the court seemed bleak. Players in the tail ends of their careers don’t bounce back from injuries very well and Kobe was no different – we all (sadly) knew he was done that fateful game …

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Sample Sunday: Adidas Kobe 1

Yes kids, you read that correctly Adidas Kobe 1 not the Nike Kobe 1 we’ve seen so much of recently. Bryant’s footwear career has evolved greatly from the days of appearing on Moesha, but there was a time when Kobe was synonymous with Adidas. Young Kobe repped the /// from his rookie season through the 2001-02 …

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Retro VS. Retool: Hello Protro

Nike formally released their lineup for this years’s All-Star festivities this week. We are delighted to see some familiar silhouettes return like the Zoom Kobe 1. The ZK1 was worn by Kobe during his 81pt outing against the Raptors in 2006 (my man averaged 35.4 PPG for the season FYI). Bryant himself dropped a teaser …

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Kobe Bryant game-tying jumper in Zoom Huarache 2K4

TISH: Kobe Bryant hits 2 Ridiculous Shots in the Zoom Huarache 2K4

Love him or hate him, Kobe Bryant hit some ridiculous shots over his 20 year career. And he would do so in the most intense and pressure-packed moments. Today we travel back in time to April 14, 2004, to remember when Kobe helped the Lakers win a game they had no business winning. It was …

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Kobe Bryant layup in NIKEiD Zoom Kobe 5 "Kid Hollywood"

Night of the NIKEiD Zoom Kobe 5 “Kid Hollywood”

Kobe’s sneaker line and NIKEiD have had plenty of success over the years. So popular are Kobe’s sneakers that players head to NIKEiD to create their own customized pairs rather than stick to whatever Nike creates for them. For many Kobe fans his fifth Nike model is an all-time favorite. Not only was the model …

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The Complete Kobe vs LeBron Head-to-Head Sneaker History

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James first played against one another during the King’s rookie season, 2004. Since then they have played against each other for a total of 22 games. Although technically playing different positions they never backed down from the challenge of guarding one another. Kobe, of course, has spent his entire career on the …

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