November 27th, 2012 by John Kim
During last night’s much-anticipated inter-borough match-up between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets, Rasheed Wallace introduced the Nike Air Force 1 High in a special PE ‘Away’ colorway. Although the Knicks came up short in OT, Sheed’s kicks were certainly a bright spot, and we can certainly expect him to wear the ‘White’ PE once the Knicks get back to the Garden. Some additional in-game shots of Sheed are right below so take a look and stay tuned for a release of the Lunar Force 1 arriving in December.
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November 21st, 2012 by John Kim
With Rasheed Wallace bringing his Air Force 1 Highs to the Garden, we knew a PE of some sort was destined to happen. After all, the Air Force 1 is an icon of NYC culture, and with 2012 being such a wondrous year for the ’82 classic, a special project involving Sheed would’ve been exciting to say the least. Well, here it is – a White/Royal/Orange ‘Knicks’ colorway with Sheed’s silhouette logo on the heel donning the Nike Lunar Force 1 High Fuse. Will Sheed wear these on court? We’ll keep you updated when that goes down, so check out the details below and stay tuned to Sneaker News for more updates and potential release info.
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November 6th, 2012 by John Kim
What does Rasheed Wallace bring to the table for the New York Knicks? Aside from his vocals and incredible three-point range, he throws in some of that old-school-cool with his Air Force 1 PEs. He’s worn Forces for much of career, opting for that Retro appeal in place of the newer innovations with the ‘Hyper’ prefix, and during his short, 8-minute performance against the Sixers, he whipped out a pair of Highs with his popular silhouette donning the heel panel of the shoes. We expect ‘Sheed to bring some more variety to the already-impressive NBA Feet rotation that the Knicks produce regularly, so check out his kicks from last night’s games and we’ll keep you in tune with any other specialties he brings out in the future.
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July 26th, 2012 by John Kim
NIKE AIR FORCE 1 HIGH WEEK
Nike’s made a number of significant advancements in nasketball design in the 21st Century. Born out of the 00′s were a number of memorable Shox, Posite, and Huarache designs, but one eccentric player and Nike athlete grabbed hold of an early 80′s model so tightly that Nike had no choice but to concede to his demands and give him what he wanted. That player, of course, is Rasheed Wallace – the UNC standout who started his bright career with the Washington Bullets, became the noted leader of the troublesome mod-squad in Portland, and became a world champion in Detroit. Sheed loved to play ball in the Air Force 1 High over any other model, so eventually Nike acquiesced to his penchant for old-school over new and a number of Air Force 1 High ‘Sheed’ colorways released with one of the dopest PE silhouette logos in Nike history. Rasheed’s unorthodox style made him a serious offensive threat around the league, but it was his Tech-friendly babbling and post- and in-game commentary that made him one of most colorful players of all-time; he mastered the art of the post-game interview with “Both teams played hard” and brought the streetball rules to game by shouting “the ball don’t lie!” while the player who he allegedly fouled missed both free-threw attempts.
Tonight’s particular model for Classics Revisited is the 2006 release of the Sheed’s All-Star colorway; 2006 was a special year for Rasheed and the Detroit Pistons, as he was one of four Pistons starters named to the 2006 NBA All-Star team. During that game, Rasheed wore a slightly different colorway of this Air Force 1 High PE, although this version did release to the public in extremely limited quantities; it featured an ostrich-skin forefoot with a unique two-toned patent leather heel (using the tail-end of the Swoosh as a border), and is considered by many Air Force 1 collectors as one of the best High-tops to have ever become available. The ’06 All-Star Game was one of his four All-Star Game Air Force 1 appearances, as he wore his own shoes in 2000, 2001, and 2008. In addition, the term ‘Sheed’ has become common verbage in Air Force 1 discussions as well, and no Air Force 1 collection is complete without at least one pair of the ‘Sheed-away’ Forces stashed away. More of this rare Air Force 1 High below, so take a look and let us know what Air Force 1 ‘Sheeds you have in your collection!
Nike Air Force 1 High
White/Neutral Grey-Varsity Royal-Varsity Red
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