March 8th, 2013 by John Kim
The original Air Pressure was one of those sneaker releases that never really took off, but suddenly became a hunted collectible by sneakerheads later on in life. There was just one colorway that released, but this sample colorway could’ve joined the first (and only) run of the Air Pressure. It’s got the same color-blocking of the White/Grey/Red version, but with blue taking place of the ankle point on the upper, so while the variation of colors isn’t really there, this sales sample is likely one of the rarest Nike artifacts around. Check out the gallery of this unreleased blue sample below and get yours bids in from anything.and.everything on eBay.
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October 10th, 2012 by John Kim
A recent ‘list’ pointing out the ten ‘rules’ of sneakerheadism suggested we throw out our shoeboxes. This following artwork, put together by Portland-based artist Joel Colley (who also worked on the ParaNormans) for the Nike Graphic Studio Art Show this Saturday, is a collective piece of the Nike shoeboxes in the brand’s history that suggests box-stockpiling isn’t a bad idea. Today, we’re given the option of brown and orange with a few extras bearing the Nike Skateboarding or LeBron/Kobe name, but part of Nike’s amazing history is actually in these sick shoebox designs – most of which we’ve shown you before in our vintage Nike shoebox feature last August. There are certain pieces in here that’ll induce the “oh yeah, I remember that!” and the “what the, when did this happen?” so check out this sick piece by Colley after the jump and let us know which your favorite Nike shoebox is!
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September 26th, 2012 by John Kim
NIKE BASKETBALL 1990′s WEEK
Much ado was made about the original collection of Nike Footwear worn by members of the Team USA and the ‘Dream Tea’m, but one model in particular didn’t get as much shine as it truly deserves. As part of the legendary ’92 Dream Team in Barcelona, NBA Center David Robinson played an integral role on Defense, providing unprecedented athleticism at the Center position. During those games, Robinson wore the Nike Air Ballistic Force High – a super-high cut banger that utilized the mid-foot strap a-la the Air Force 180 and opted for snazzy color-blocking similar to a saddle shoe. Not all credit goes to The Admiral; John Stockton also wore the Air Ballistic Force during the ’92 Games as well. The Air Ballistic Force came in two heights – the strapped High (seen above), and a Mid version that featured a shorter ankle and no strap whatsoever. Relive this under-appreciated ’92 Dream Team icon below and stay tuned for more of Classics Revisited this week!
Nike Air Ballistic Force
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