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Sneaker Showcase: Air Jordan 1 “BRED”

Michael Jordan 1985

There are thousands of sneakers on the Sneakerpedia wiki and still thousands more that can be added. But, one thing that is for certain, no single sneaker is as significant as the Air Jordan 1. Michael Jordan’s first signature sneaker from Nike was a game-changer. And to give Nike and MJ full credit, it was a game changer in both sneaker world and the world of professional basketball.  Continue reading

Sneaker Spotlight: Air Jordan and Doernbecher Freestyle Collection

Air Jordan and Doernbecher Freestyle Collection

Since 2003 Nike and the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital have teamed up to create special footwear designed by who have battled serious illness to create shoes that reflect their unique personalities and experiences. Commemorating 10 years for the Freestyle Collection, the first sneaker that will be released in 2013 will be a brand new Air Jordan 5 inspired by a brave, young man who passed. In the beginning of the collection the sneakers chosen were only part of the Nike catalog, but the past 7 years have seen a numbered Air Jordon as part of the project. We look back at the previous 6 special edition J’s which consisted of the Air Jordan 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 9. With the AJ5 releasing we can only guess that the AJ7 will be chosen next year. Which Air Jordan “Doernbecher” is your favorite? Continue reading

Sneaker Showcase: Air Jordan 1 “Patent Leather” Pack

Air Jordan 1 Patent Leather Pack

In 2003 Jordan Brand released a stellar collection of Air Jordan 1s to the world. This time Jordan Brand went away from their traditional all leather versions and went with something a bit flashier. All 3 pairs of these Air Jordans in this special collection were adorned with patent leather. Jordan Brand carefully executed 3 models that they knew would become classics over time. Continue reading

Sneaker History: Michael Jordan Scores 63 Against the Celtics

Michael Jordan scores 63 points against the Boston Celtics.Even with as many incredible performances as Michael Jordan had on the court during his career, there are a handful that were on such a level that they captured the attention of the world, not just basketball fans. Coming off a rough season where a foot injury kept him on the sidelines for all but 18 games, Jordan and the Bulls were up against the top seeded Boston Celtics in the playoffs. Continue reading

Sneaker History: Meet Mars Blackmon

Mars Blackmon

25 years ago today, Spike Lee’s first feature length movie, She’s Gotta Have It, was released for the world to see. This film was the start of a long and successful career for Spike. Starting out with a small budget, Lee was the writer, producer and director of the acclaimed film. The film also stretched Lee’s acting legs as he played the Micheal Jordan loving character, Mars Blackmon. The film was the first, but certainly not the last, time we set our eyes on the Blackmon’s signature black frames, large chain and affection towards Air Jordans. Continue reading