May 5, 2010 BY Aaron Hope
Charles Barkley is a notorious straight-shooter, but the naming his Nike signatures from the mid ’90s was considerably less straightforward. Pictured above is the Nike Air Max CB34, not to be confused with the strapped Air CB34 or this shoe’s successor, the Air Max2 CB 94. This is particularly baffling when you consider that the Air Max CB34 is sometimes referred to as ‘Air CB34 II’. A (desert) rose by any other name is still a sweet retro, with this pair resurrecting the OG Phoenix Suns colorway, complete with funky mid ’90s styling including the ‘backwards’ Swoosh on the right heel. These are set for a Holiday 2010 release, but you can grab a sample about six months early from jasonwhite9 on eBay.
Color: Black/Club Purple-Team Orange-Black