September 19th, 2012 by Brendan Dunne
How many times have the worlds of collectible sneakers and imaginary robot warriors collided before? Probably more than you think. Nike has done the Transformers thing a ton of times, in turn inspiring custom creators to do the same, with folks eventually taking things to the next logical level and turning the sneaks into actual mini robots. That’s the calling card of TransShoe Formers, the latest big name in oddball sneaker appropriations who cuts up models and turns them into these Gundam style figurines. Click through with us to see an OG pair of the Asics Gel Lyte III and the Nike Air Flight Huarache redone and let us know what you think of this sort of sneaker art.
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July 24th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Following up on yesterday’s debut, we see the next entrant in Nike Basketball’s ’20 Years’ retrospective pick up right where the Air Force 180 Low left off. That model commonly linked to Charles Barkley could be seen as the first step in Nike embracing the ’90s attitude, and here we see more evidence of Tinker Hatfield’s impeccable timing. Hatfield and assistant Eric Avar saw basketball shorts getting longer, and following the 1980s arms race that had court kicks higher and heavier than ever before, it was simply time for a change. The Nike Air Flight Huarache came onto the scene in 1992 with a neck-breaking ankle cutout to highlight its exoskeletal construction, and their connection to notable ballers of the time including the infamous ‘Fab 5′ Michigan Wolverines makes these an all-time classic. Click through for some words from Tinker himself and a rundown of the OG colorways, and stick with Sneaker News for the next milestone in two decades of Nike Basketball brilliance.
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