June 12th, 2014 by John Kim / 15
When thinking about the rare sneaker samples that had collectors in the frenzy over the last few years, the name of DJ Clark Kent immediately comes to mind. In 2009, the Brooklyn-based producer and DJ got the opportunity to collaborate with Nike for a special release commonly referred to as the “112 Pack”, which features the Air Force 1, Air Max 1, and Air Trainer 1 dressed up in an incredible combination of Volt tones, Elephant Print, and Reflective panels. The three details are indeed honored figments of legendary Nikes of the past, but to see them all together at once? Gotta give credit to Clark for that.
Sadly, most of the coveted 112 joints were never brought to retail. After the initial triplet in 2009, only the Hyperdunk in 2009 as well as the Nike SB trio (SB Dunks and two P-Rod Highs) hit store shelves. In between those releases is a series of great Samples – mostly LeBrons and Trainers – that have the power to legitimize any sneaker collection out there. Truth be told, there’s probably a lot more “112” out there that Clark himself and a select few know about, so check out this history of known “112” samples penned by DJ Clark Kent and let us know which of these you either want badly or own for yourself.