June 20, 2011 BY John Kim
Charles Barkley’s signature line with Nike during the 90’s stands as one of the greatest anomalies in footwear history. Signature footwear lines are typically dominated by slashing guards and high flyers, not by loud-mouth low-post enforcers. Big-men don’t make great pitch-men, but Barkley, although categorized as a power forward, had the height of a shooting guard and the charisma of a movie star. Even in his post-NBA career, Barkley continues to make headlines with his wise-cracking one-liners, which is why the Nike Barkley line is still popular today. One of the most popular Barkley shoes ever is the Nike Air Max2 CB ’94, and Sneaker News reported last month of a remastered version of the original simply titled the ‘Air Max Barkley‘. It’s the same Air Max2 CB ’94, but with a unique one-piece construction with Fuse-like material. It should make for a lighter, more breathable performance shoe, and this tonal Action Red colorway should be a big hit when it drops in 2012. Check out the new images below and if you like what you see, hit up the auction for the sample pair from ginogreen201 on eBay.
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