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Nike Zoom Ultraflight “Supersonics Home” PE for Gary Payton

September 30th, 2014 by | No comments

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Nike Basketball’s dominance today is proclaimed with three of the biggest names in basketball on their roster in LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Kobe Bryant. Keeping up with the Swoosh in this category is, as you’d imagine, a difficult task, but back in the early 2000s, Nike’s reign wasn’t as clear-cut. That doesn’t mean that the sneakers they were doling out weren’t as technologically advanced at the time, or rooted in outlandish inspirations. For 2003′s Nike Zoom Ultraflight, designers Aaron Cooper and Eric Avar teamed up to create a near-sequel to the Hyperflight, adding a premium leather upper and a translucent shell to showcase the inner-workings. Today we get a view of a rare PE for noneother than Gary Payton. While he wasn’t wearing his Glove signature towards the end of his tenure in Seattle, he was gifted this Ultraflight in a mean green and yellow before being traded off to Milwaukee. What do you think? Hit the click for more images and grab the pair from foamkicks on eBay.

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Gary Payton Visits Foot Locker in Europe

January 31st, 2014 by | 1 comment

gary payton visits foot locker Gary Payton Visits Foot Locker in Europe

Gary Payton’s name has been in the mouth of quite a few more sneakerheads recently thanks to the retro resurgence of his Nike Air Zoom Flight ’98 “The Glove” silhouette. The man himself has also been rather resurgent-for instance he recently popped up at a Foot Locker spot out in Europe to do an in-store event centering around the rebirth of The Gloves. Get with us after the break for a photo set from the event and let us know if you’re happy to hear that Gary Payton is making the rounds to help give some of the youngins better context as far as his sneakers are concerned.

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Gary Payton and Sons in Nike “Gloves”

December 26th, 2013 by | 3 comments

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You might not have seen it after being busy celebrating yesterday and possibly lining up for today’s releases, but it was the last of five NBA games that was this year’s best Christmas tip.  A Cali clash between the Warriors and Clippers went down to the wire in the Bay Area, with Oakland native Gary Payton holding it down in his hometown alongside sons Gary Jr. and Julian as well as a family friend, along with The Glove himself, all rocking the namesake shoes.  GP’s three sons wore different Nike Air Zoom Flight The Glove colorways, while the eldest Payton opted for the first zip-shrouded AF1 The Glove.  Let us know who rocked it best once you’ve seen more below and stick with Sneaker News because there are still more Zoom Flight The Glove release dates coming up here in the not too distant future.

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Air Jordan + Nike Gary Payton PE Instagram Tribute by kingmajix

September 6th, 2013 by | 5 comments

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9 time NBA All-Star Gary Payton is on the verge of a Hall of Fame induction, a ceremony that should be drumming up memories of his greatest sneaker moments of old. It certainly did for one Kingmajix, who took to Instagram this week to show off some of the player exclusives from his personal stash of GP goodies. There are a couple of Air Jordan XIIs included, the Air Jordan XIX SE, the requisite “Glove”, and a wild “GP” embroidered version of the Nike Air Zoom GP. Continue reading to check out the pairs trotted out this week and let us know which is your favorite amongst this quick collection of Payton PEs.

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Air Jordan XII – Gary Payton “The Glove” PE

July 2nd, 2013 by | 9 comments

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Gary Payton’s signature shoe is about to get its first retro treatment, but if you’ve been reading Sneaker News enough to keep up with the Air Zoom Flight, you might already know that ‘The Glove’ moved on to Jordan Brand toward the end of his NBA career.  Here’s an Air Jordan XII PE that could have been a home colorway for each of the three teams with whom he reached the NBA Finals.  The white/yellow combo was crafted during Payton’s season with the Los Angeles Lakers.  He’ll be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame this fall, and you can commemorate one of the great careers with this game-worn player exclusive available for a short time from kick_culture on eBay.

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Air Jordan XIX – Gary Payton All-Star PE

April 30th, 2013 by | 6 comments

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With Gary Payton’s name on deck to be the next household name in Retro kicks, why not take a look back at some of the highlights of his sneaker career? “The Glove” is known for his short yet influential stint with Nike in the late-90s and early-2000s, but his time as a Jordan Brand athlete is generally overlooked, although we do show an occasional GP PE from time to time. This Air Jordan XIX was made for Payton while he was with the Lakers (the team that was supposed to win the Title) and intended to be an All-Star PE, but Payton was left out of the 2004 team. Are you excited for the comeback of “The Glove” signature line? Let us know in the comments area and check out this rare PE from 4-quarters on eBay.

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Air Jordan XIX – Gary Payton Boston Celtics PE

January 12th, 2013 by | 15 comments

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With the return of the Kamikaze II coming in just a couple of weeks and the “Glove” confirmed a return, memories of 90′s basketball and the exciting duo known as “Kemp and Payton” keep rising up. With that in mind, let’s take a look back at one of Payton’s more interesting eras of NBA play – his short stint with the Boston Celtics; during that time, GP was indeed a Jordan Brand athlete, with these great Player Exclusive colorways being composed just for the loud-mouthed point guard to wear during games like this Air Jordan XIX (and we’ve already shown you the ‘Away’ version). Check out this crisp new DS pair below and peep the asking price from dependablejay on eBay.

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