November 11, 2009 BY bam
You would think that getting your own PE version of a popular basketball sneaker, proudly rocking your college colors, would motivate you and your team to do well. Apparently, that’s not the case for the Oregon Ducks, as they ultimately failed to make it into the postseason, and therefore never getting the chance to wear their new PE Zoom Lebron II’s. Rough, here’s the dagger to the heart… having to watch your college football team and marching band be blessed with PE sneakers for their own use.
These Zoom Huarache 2k5’s were given for to wear for game day and traveling, sporting black nubuck uppers along with a patent leather rand. The colors seemingly miss one of the college’s more distinguishable colors, but can be found in small amounts on the bottom of the sole.
But this wasn’t its final design. Taking a look at two alternate designs, the first sample shows a similar look to its final counterpart, having an entirely nubuck upper rather than having patent accenting. The next sample contemplated a different colorway, balancing out the black and yellow with white, but still hiding green on the sole. Thanks to SoleCollector for the inside look.
Sample – Alternate Colorway