One of the most iconic sneakers of all time is the Nike Air Force 1. 2012 is a big year for the Air Force 1 because it marks the thirtieth anniversary of the shoe. One of the names tied closely to the Air Force 1 for about half of that thirty years is former NBA big man, Rasheed Wallace. Wallace celebrates his thirty-eighth birthday today, so we had to pay tribute to him by taking a look at some of the newly added “Sheed” Air Force 1s from the wiki.
Before Rasheed Wallace landed in the Air Force 1, he also rocked some of the most iconic basketball sneakers of the Nineties. While playing for the North Carolina Tarheels Wallace wore the Powder Blue Air Jordan 9, the Nike Air Strong and many others. During his early years in the NBA, “Sheed” played in the with teams like the Washington Bullets and Portland Blazers, he could be seen in sneakers like the Air Adjust Force and Air Way Up, which many people are looking forward to returning next year as a retro.
In 2004, Rasheed took his game to Detroit (where he apparently learned some new dance moves), where he won the only NBA Championship of his career. He had a short time with the Atlanta Hawks, until finally closing out his career in Boston with the Celtics. Wallace had one of the better post games in the league but it was his jump shot that will be remembered by sneaker enthusiasts thanks to the logo Nike created from it. Sheed’s fadeaway logo made its way onto countless Air Force 1 models over the years. Most of the Rasheed Wallace player exclusives were high-tops, since that was Wallace’s preference, as was leaving the ankle strap dangling behind his heel.
Rasheed Wallace Air Force 1 Supreme uploaded by Chocolate
Rasheed Wallace Air Force 1 Low uploaded by Miltownsbest1
If you have any Rasheed Wallace Air Force 1s, or any of the other sneaker silhouettes he wore, be sure to upload them to your crate and let us know on Twitter.