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14 Sneakers We Want to See Retro in 2014

Air Talaria Neon-Black-White

Nike Zoom Air Talaria

A new year is upon us and there are already countless retro models scheduled for a return in 2014. Not to mention, there are already some incredible new designs available. However, to follow up our favorite sneakers of 2013, we decided to scour the wiki in search of some sneakers we think would make appropriate retro in 2014. From iconic runners like the Zoom Spiridon to basketball sneakers like the adidas Jabbar and Reebok Answer V, we rounded up 14 Sneakers We Want to See Retro in 2014. Check out our list and let us know what kicks you want to see make a comeback in the comment section below.

Sneaker Spotlight: KICKS/HI x Converse First String “Tiger Camo” Chuck Taylor

KICKS/HI x Converse First String "Tiger Camo" Chuck Taylor

When most of us think of Hawaii, we think of beautiful beaches, vacation, and volcanoes. Very rarely, and we say this with certainty, we never think of sneakers and Hawaii unless a friend is on vacation and post a pair of his kicks while he is chilling on the beach. Suffice to say, that doesn’t happen very often. However, despite our ignorance, KICKS/HI linked with Converse back in 2011 and set the sneaker world a blaze with a premium look at the Converse Chuck Taylor Hi. Continue reading

Sneaker Showcase: Undefeated x Converse Poorman Weapon

Undefeated x Converse Poorman Weapon

Southern California sneaker boutique Undefeated has made a name for themselves in the #sneakerholic community for releasing some of the freshest collaborations to hit the market. For a few years now they have been collaborating with classic sneaker brand Converse on a model that many sneaker enthusiast were not very aware of its history. The Poorman Weapon is a classic basketball sneaker that Converse had not released in many years. From previous collaborations, Undefeated has been well-known to bring back classic sneaker models so they decided to add a refreshing and new twist to this gem. Owners Eddie Cruz and James Bond worked their magic on this model to ensure to make it their own and solidify making them a hit. Continue reading

Sneaker Spotlight: Converse Backjam

Larry Johnson aka Grandmama

Some might remember him as simply “LJ”, others can’t seem to forget the commercials that he made famous as “Grandmama”, but Larry Johnson’s time with the (then) Charlotte Hornets marked a time period where bright colors and wild images were dominating the market. Drafted out of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Johnson made his mark at the collegiate level. He was an integral part of the “Runnin’ Rebels” team that made it all the way to the Final Four in the 1991 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament. Featured on the premiere issue of SLAM Magazine (not sure if this should be excluded), Larry Johnson was a once Rookie of the Year in 1992 and two-time NBA All-Star throughout his professional career. The first five years of his career were some of his best statistically, averaging 22.1 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in 1993, the year of his first All-Star appearance. Playing alongside other great Hornet players such as Alonzo Mourning, Muggsy Bogues, Dell Curry, and Kendall Gill,  they lead their franchise to their first ever Playoff appearance. During that same 1993, Johnson also signed a contract with Converse. Becoming a face of their REACT line, he was given his first Signature kicks, the Converse Backjam. Continue reading

Sneaker Spotlight: Converse Run N Slam

Converse Run N Slam

While trying to save the Sacramento Kings, revitalizing the city of Sacramento, all while being their mayor, Kevin Johnson recently celebrated his 47th birthday on March 4th. With all of his great moments in the NBA; a 3-time NBA All-Star, NBA Most Improved Player, 4 time All-NBA Second Team, and NBA Finals appearance in 1993. The man, whose career spanned over 13 years, had spent a majority of his career with the Phoenix Suns after being drafted Cleveland Cavaliers back in 1987. The Sacramento native had an illustrious career in the NBA and with that, a few sneaker sponsorships of his own. Earlier in his career, he was a Nike athlete, with such awesome kicks as the Air Flight 89 under his repertoire. Though, his most famous pair that saw his face featured on the sneakers was with Converse. Continue reading