February 15, 2012 BY John Kim / 32
Big-men don’t sell shoes? That certainly wasn’t the trend in the early 90’s when towering forces ruled the paint. The shift in power in the half-court set experienced a severe shift to the backcourt when the NBA Center became a rarity around the post-Jordan retirement era, but this quick teaser of Patrick Ewing hangtags brings us back to the days of dominant seven-footers and the glory age of chunky high-tops. For those who can remember, Patrick Ewing had his own line of signature shoes under the Next Sports umbrella, spawning a thorough line of Ewing-branded kicks that gained considerable popularity while competing against the Nike Air Force and Etonic/LA Gear high-tops worn by competing sequoias like David Robinson and Hakeem Olajuwon. Does this cluster of Ewing ’33’ hangtag/keychains which were included back with the original releases hint at a possible return for some of these forgotten treasures? According to the EwingAthletics Twitter page that just popped up with this teaser pic and the message, “Ewing back”, it’s looking like that certainly may be the case. As always, keep it locked into to Sneaker News for all the latest developments on this intriguing notion of a “Ewing 33″ resurrection.
UPDATE: The Ewing Twitter page has been updated with the good news we were all hoping for. Looks to be official – Ewing comeback: summer 2012!
Tags: Patrick Ewing
Its great to see a non major Brand Return living in NY every kid in my 2nd grade had a pair and they were not looked at as second rate... jordan's were still king even as a kid but some suede pats got mad love
true sneakerheads know what time it is with these kicks. they need to bring back those mutumbos too.im rock niggas this summer (ghostface voice)
I remember the Ewings. They were very heavy if I recall but is will be interesting to see what they release.
I had a pair. My pops is a Knicks fan. Made me wear starter Knicks hat and jacket when I was really a Jordan fan lol. I got respect for the Knicks though and grew up watching em in the 90s Ewing,Starks,Oakley,Johnson,child's,mason. Man those were the days!
I'm a 80s baby so I know all about Ewings. In 5th grade if u didn't have a pair u were buming it lol. Great news to hear mos def will be coppin without doubt.
Had these as a kid growin, absolutely sick. Only dude in 2nd grade to have these. I'll buy em if they do come out.
Bulls fan from the 90's. Ho grant fav player. Much respect now for ewing starks oakley ect. Epic battles. Looking forward to these.
every time I tell some one about these they don't know what i'm talking about haven't seen since I was really young
Had these in 5th grade cuz I couldnt get Jordans. Dudes tried to clown me but I rocked them till they were beat! With my Knicks starter. When "snapbacks" were just hats. Thats back when kids appreciated shit IMO...at least I did.
Man i had a pair in grade 5. I stumbles across a pair of black and red joints like 4 years ago, too small though. Im copping