Sneaker Showcase: Happy Birthday Karl Malone

Karl Malone signature slam dunk image courtesy of NBA.com

Today former NBA star and Hall of Famer Karl Malone celebrates his 49th birthday. Unlike Penny Hardaway and Gary Payton, “The Mailman” was more recognized for his on court achievements than his sneakers and his a place in the Hall of Fame confirms that. Not to mention his poster-like dunks being recreated by competitors in the slam dunk competition and even LeBron James during games. Though he wore many different brands of shoes throughout his career, Malone did have some unforgettable sneakers that we’d love to see return as a retro.

LA Gear Catapult uploaded by Sneakerqueen

LA Gear Catapult uploaded by Sneakerqueen

The Mailman wore a range of shoes from brands like Apex, Converse, Dada, and others, but eventually was given what most remember as a signature sneaker line by LA Gear. Karl Malone became the face of the popular Catapult series, which LA Gear produced for a number of years and we’re lucky to have a couple of them currently on the wiki. We’d love to see more of The Mailman’s kicks find their way onto Sneakerpedia and wouldn’t mind seeing them retro again. How about you?

LA Gear Catapult uploaded by shiraz

LA Gear Catapult uploaded by shiraz

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