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What Do You Think?: The Next Signature Basketball Athlete

March 28th, 2013 by | 16 comments

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Take a look at the NBA players that have signature shoes today and it’s clear that being a signature athlete requires the perfect alignment of skill, charisma, sheer location of employment, and a few other things that make a human into a superstar. LeBron, Kobe, Melo, CP3, Wade, and D-Rose all play in major markets where the opportunity for extensive media coverage is all but guaranteed, with Kevin Durant being the one industry anomaly of being a highly successful signature athlete playing in a small-market city; this seems like a healthy list that should hold us down for a few years, but being content only means one thing –  there is room for more.

The landscape of sneaker brands is unique in that some of these labels have become flexible with who they choose to represent their brands on that “face of the brand” tier. Take up-and-coming Under Armour for example; their lone signature athlete is Brandon Jennings, but with DeAndre Jordan playing in a huge market and his insane dunk placing some added spice to his shoes, the neophytic UA label has experienced some added exposure as the prime “indie” brand. While the responsbility that comes with being a signature athlete is something that can be compromised, Nike, Jordan Brand, adidas, Li-Ning, and Under Armour – the major brands in the basketball category – all have the room to fit in a new guy on the team.

But is it even time to welcome a new name to the sneaker industry? There’s no doubt that player names play a large part in shaping consumer tendencies, and with Kobe Bryant nearing retirement every passing year, LeBron well on his way to signature shoe history for Nike, KD well-ingrained in the Nike’s historical fibers, and D-Rose sitting prettily with a life-time contract, it’s a ripe-enough time for a fresh name to be thrown into the mix. Each brand across the board has a select group of athletes to represent their non-signature models, but is anyone ready to step up? We’ve narrowed down a list of the top candidates that may be worthy of sig-shoe distinction, so check out our list below and chime in with your opinions on this latest installment of What Do You Think?.

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Nike Hyperfuse 2012 Low – Rajon Rondo “Home” PE

March 27th, 2013 by | No comments

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It’s sad that Rajon Rondo won’t be able to rock these for the remainder of the season, because his Playoff-basketball intensity is what makes the Celtics a dangerous team regardless of their seeding. Boston will have to made do without him, but what stinks for sneaker fans is that whatever sneakers he had picked out for the Playoffs would have impressed us for sure. He was already a major candidate for Sneaker News NBA Feet MVP of the season, but with the injury taking him out mid-way through the year, he’s no longer eligible – although our rules aren’t exactly rock-solid. One of the shoes he’s been rotating is this Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2012 Low PE with his double-R logo on the tongue, so if you’re interested in getting these unreleased PEs on your own feet, check out the listing from jwheeler3332 on eBay.

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Rajon Rondo’s Best Sneakers of the 2012-2013 Season

January 28th, 2013 by | 10 comments

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Rajon Rondo’s best individual season to date was cut short yesterday when news of a torn ACL (an injury that takes up to a year to fully recover from) placed a dark cloud over the Boston franchise. The immediate future of Boston’s Playoff hopes has gotten considerably bleaker as the Eastern Conference All-Star guard is now forced to watch his struggling team from the sidelines, but Rondo’s work ethic should have him back on the court at 100% sooner than expected. Rondo, who is certainly out of that signature-sneaker range and more in the PE category, made more headlines than any other NBA player thanks to his surprising rotation of footwear, which we feel deserves a thorough viewing in light of the recent events.

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Nike Hyperposite “Christmas” PEs

December 25th, 2012 by | 3 comments

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We started things off with Ray Allen’s Air Jordan XVIII and XX showing from earlier today, but Rajon Rondo and Chris Bosh deserve some welcome nods for their Christmas-day heat! Both players wore PE colorways of the Nike Air Max Hyperposite – Rondo in a clean mint green/grey/red colorway and Bosh taking on a color-combo similar to LeBron’s Nike LeBron X ‘Christmas’. We’ve got additional in-game shots as well as close-up views of these clean PEs below, so give them a review and let us know which of the two you like better!

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NBA Feet: Rajon Rondo – Nike Air Foamposite One “Fighter Jet”

December 19th, 2012 by | 14 comments

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Is it too early to crown Rajon Rondo as the Sneaker News NBA Feet champion this early into the 2012-2013 NBA Season? The polemic point guard for the Celtics has been consistent with his on-court kicks, especially with his choice of Foamposites. He started the season wearing the Polarized Pink joints, which stole some of LeBron’s Championship PE thunder, then soon followed that up with the Black/Medium Grey joints.  During tonight’s game against the Chicago Bulls, Rondo whipped out the much-anticipated Nike Air Foamposite One ‘Fighter Jet’ – an early 2013 release that some have considered to be the 2013 All-Star release. More of Rondo and his latest NBA Feet breakthrough below, so take a look and let us know if Rondo is the frontrunner for Sneaker News NBA Feet champion!

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NBA Feet: Weekend Recap – 11/2 – 11/4

November 5th, 2012 by | 11 comments

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A heat-filled weekend of NBA Feet in the form of Air Jordans, Foamposites, LeBrons, and others, so let’s get right to it! Rajon Rondo broke necks with Foamposites again with the Nike Air Foamposite One ‘Stealth’, and in the Barclay’s Center debut, Joe Johnson and Demar DeRozan faced off with the Bred IV and Raging Bull V, respectively. In two games, LeBron rocked the ‘Away’ LeBron X and the ‘Home’ Floridians colorway, while other LeBrons made in on court, like George Hill’s LeBron 9 and DeMarcus Cousins’ strap-less Soldier 6. Perhaps the best sighting was Jared Jeffries’ Air Jordan XI ‘Bred’, which matched the Blazers uniforms perfectly! More of NBA Feet from the weekend is just below, so take a look and point out your favorite!

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NBA Feet: Rajon Rondo – Nike Air Foamposite One “Polarized Pink”

October 31st, 2012 by | 9 comments

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One of the highlights of last night’s season-opening match-up between the Heat and the Celtics was Rajon Rondo, one of more polarizing characters in the NBA, wearing the ‘Polarized Pink’ Nike Air Foamposite One. He managed to steal some footwear attention away from Miami’s star-studded cast of LeBron, Dwyane Wade, and Ray Allen, but Rondo wasn’t alone as teammate Jeff Green rocked the Polarized Pink Foams as well. We’ve got a detailed in-game gallery of Rondo and Green below so take a look and stay tuned for a full NBA Feet feature on last night’s season-opening games.

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