November 27, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 23
Charles Barkley’s final days as a Houston Rocket weren’t just ring chasing behind Clyde and the Dream; Sir Charles averaged double-doubles in each of his four seasons in H-Town, just as he had each year with Philly (*except ’84-85’s rookie campaign) and Phoenix. An older and rounder Mound of Rebound saw his scoring numbers drop in one of the failed (by Larry O’Brien standards) ‘Big Three’ experiments, and with Charles no longer the undisputed alpha dog he’d been for the Sixers and Suns, his Nike Basketball signature series followed a similar trajectory.
One can’t help but wonder what might have happened had PHX won the 1993 Finals, especially when seeing this colorway somewhere between their own and that year’s Air Jordan VIII ‘Aqua’ appears on the new Foamposite-equipped Nike CB34 Foamposite Max. It’s an anachronistic hybrid design based on the Air Max2 CB ’94 whose ‘Not a Role Model’ traction insets make you realize how substantial a shift could have occurred, and how both Barkley and Mr. Foamposite himself, Penny Hardaway were both so close to titles during the MJ years. Stick with Senaker News for updates on this glow-in-the-dark-soled Barkley Posite Max and check out new photos below in the meantime.
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if they would just reprice these to about 150 to 170 then these would be a absolute cop but that price is just too much for me
...not to keen on this particular color-way but I'm very interested in whatoother color-ways are coming.
These are too damn nice. I hope they do come down on that price. Either way I don't think they'll stay on the shelves for too long.
Although I don't typically like any hybrid shoes, I DO like this one. I think this is a mixture of the original Air Max2 CB34 and foam, it creates something new here, not just 1+1=2 but >2. I like it, just the $235 price tag is bit steep...
And the article was on point. You know some of the greatest were chasing rings at the end of their careers. So why is it a big deal that Bron teamed up with some good players instead of bums? Kobe has always had another bonafied All-Star beside him if not more than 1. CB, Clyde, GP, Mailman, and countless other greats ring chased
These are different. Love the eggplant colorway (since back in the Flightposite days when it was labeled as Metallic Purple). Where are y'all seeing a price at??? I know y'all ain't talkin bout the marqueesole price. Of course that shit is overpriced!!!
Why the hell didn't they use this paint on the gym green foams you can actually see the green n purple on these
These are so dope but dat price gotta change... now if u out dat invisible cloak colorway on sum penny foams, it would b an instant cop... hopefully these won't fly off da shelves but I have a feelin they will
I want these but i'm hoping that they don't sell well like the LeBron 9 Elite Home/Away and get a good price drop.
I like that iridescent color though.
@newsouth912 yea but none of them left their team after having the best record in the nba and in their prime...thats why lebron will always be a bitch in my book idc how many rings he gets...
A Closer Look at the Nike Barkley Posite Max “USA” by Brendan Dunne 10 Comments