April 19th, 2013 by John Kim / 6
Charles Barkley’s lasting impression on Nike Basketball has projected itself on the brand’s most forward thinking designs. The lightweight builds capable of standing up to the hardcore battles down low are what signify Nike’s best models to date, but what we’re focusing in on today is the era during which Charles Barkley, the undersized yet overpowering force, made his claim to fame. In addition of being an athlete for Nike to design shoes around, Barkley was one of the most charismatic players in league history, sparking one of the most audacious ad campaigns in heyday of Nike advertisements.
Nike Sportswear lengthens the legacy of Charles Barkley with the Nike Barkley Posite Max – an amalgam of Barkley’s forceful style of play with the lightweight advantages that make Nike the best in the biz. The Barkley Posite Max breings together all those elements with ease, with Foamposite technology being seamlessly combined with Air Max and other incredible innovations of footwear. We recently showed you a look at the Metallic Green colorway, but check out the gallery of Nike’s in-depth exploration of its partnership with Nike, and stay tuned to Sneaker News for more updates.
This ad is hot as hell. But imo the barkley posites are a heavy ass shoe and not a good choice for bbal performace. Style on the court? Yes, but not a performance shoe.
They really constructed well... Great support... Price is a lil steep but they a good shoe... Next pair on my radar are da Godzilla/Suns cw