Sneaker Showcase: Happy Birthday Patrick Ewing

Patrick Ewing image via Slam Magazine

Today, August 5th, legendary New York Knicks center celebrates his 50th birthday. Although Patrick Ewing is most remembered for his signature Ewing sneakers, he also made an impact on sneaker enthusiasts in the 1980s wearing a couple of other brands as well.

Nike Legend Hi uploaded by B.Goode
Nike Legend Hi uploaded by B.Goode

While playing basketball in college, where he won an NCAA Championship with the Georgetown Hoyas, Ewing could be seen wearing the Nike Legend high-top. After taking home the Naismith Player of the Year award, he was drafted by the New York Knicks.

Patrick Ewing wearing the Nike Legend as a Georgetown Hoya

It was in New York where he became a household name and legend both on the court and with sneaker enthusiasts around the world. Early in Ewing’s NBA career, he could be seen wearing the high-top adidas Conductor in the white. blue, orange colorway. It’s no coincidence, this Knicks inspired colorway is one of the most popular still to this day.

adidas Conductor Hi uploaded by Ghettrocentricity

adidas Conductor uploaded by Ghettrocentricity

In the early 1990s, Patrick Ewing did something that no basketball player had done before. While many players had signature sneakers from one of the big name brands, Ewing decided to launch his own sneaker line and Ewing Athletics was born. Wearing his own footwear line on the court for Knicks, as well as in the Olympics as part of the Dream Team, Patrick Ewing became a legend amongst dedicated sneaker lovers. While the Ewing brand disappeared in the late 90s, Patrick Ewing’s legacy has carried on and we’re looking forward to the brand returning this summer.

Check out some of the sneakers Patrick Ewing wore below from the wiki.

Ewing 33 Hi uploaded by missdi

Ewing 33 Hi uploaded by missdi

Ewing 33 Hi uploaded by missdi

Ewing 33 Hi uploaded by missdi

Ewing 33 Hi uploaded by Samuel Gauche

Ewing 33 Hi uploaded by Samuel Gauche

Ewing Eclipse "USA" uploaded by Maiko Jordan

Ewing Eclipse “USA” uploaded by Maiko Jordan

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