March 4, 2011 BY John Kim
At the turn of the century when the Boing Boing was king, Nike Basketball pushed its all-new Shox technology as the best available Nike performance tech available, allowing Air Max and Zoom to take a quiet breather while it’s new partner gained some steam. Nike Shox Basketball did enjoy a long and prosperous life in the NBA using super-human dunk-master Vince Carter as the poster-boy. His signature line of Nike Shox was definitely unlike any we’ve ever seen; the Shox VC1 featured the new heel cushioning with monkey-paw endoskeleton structure, ad the Shox VC II utilized a full-length Shox unlike anything else we’ve ever seen. Other classics arose, like the Nike Shox BB4 and Shox Stunner, but over time, the somewhat gimmicky tech faded away giving Air Max and Zoom a regained prominence in Nike Basketball.
Recently, NBA players have begun to wear Nike Shox again. Last season, Brad Miller and Tayshaun Prince were the lone Shox supporters, but this season has brought on a larger group made up of guys like Al Jefferson, Mehmet Okur, Kenyon Martin, and Timofey Mosgov. Things are looking up for Shox with the release of the Nike Air Hypershox, which features a breathable Fuse upper and the new Max Air Shox unit that was featured in Nike Shox running shoes like Nike Shox NZ 2.0. This new Black/White colorway is just one of many team-based colorways you can expect to hit stores later this year, but there’s a size 9 sample available right now if you check out the pics below and hit up the auction from dm1508 on eBay.