October 12, 2012 BY John Kim / 4 c
Welcome to the original “What The?” shoe. The Shox Stunner of 2002 was in fact every major basketball technology that Nike had come up with meshed into one outstanding design utilizing the latest, state-of-the-art cushion technology in the spring-boarding Nike Shox. Take a good look and you’ll begin to notice all the qualities of Nike Basketball history rising to the surface; an ankle strap (Air Force 1), a inner-sock design (Air Jordan VII), a zipper (NDestrukt and late 90’s Zoom Flight), the bottom Shox plate from the BB4, and the center outsole from the Zoom Flight Five.
The Shox Stunner might as well be a ‘What The Basketball’ because it encapsulated all that was right and ready about Beaverton Hoops, spun together with daunting attitude and flair that only Nike has achieved. This 2002 release fell smack in the middle of the streetball craze and the Nike Battlegrounds campaign (the shoe actually came with those baller bands). The Stunner was popular among the unequivocally lithe forwards of that era – the Shareefs, the Jermaines. This is what Classics Revisited is all about – giving honor to the sneakers of the past that pave the way for today.
Nike Shox Stunner
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