May 14, 2012 BY John Kim
The online market known as eBay continues to be one of the best resources of finding rare gems like toys from childhood or even the most random objects, but it’s an absolute gold-mine for sneakers. Nikes continue to be one of the most listed items on eBay, and we just stumbled on a piece of history – the EA Sports x Nike Alpha Force II. The Alpha Force II is obviously a forgotten model that probably won’t see a return soon, but this particular pair, dated in 2004, is the first EA Sports x Nike collaboration – ever. Of course ‘EA Sports’ has been somewhat of a recognizable term in the sneaker game with special colorways for kicks like Trainer 1.3 and Nike Zoom KD III, but the Alpha Force precedes all of those (and comes in a dope Safari/Black colorway to boot). These were a Friends-and-Family edition that was never released, and even the seller states they were given to him by pals who are/were employed by EA, so check out the images below and visit the listing from thecollectorsfind on eBay.