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Sneaker History: Michael Jordan’s First Ring

Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson image courtesy of SI

21 years ago today, Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to their first NBA Title in franchise history. Jordan scored 30 points and teammate Scottie Pippen scored 32 as Chicago defeated Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers in 5 games. Continue reading

Sneaker History: Michael Jordan Scores A Career High 69 Points

When it comes to sneakers today, much of what exists can be attributed to one man, Michael Jordan. MJ’s performance on the court set a standard in the NBA but also made many fans of basketball into the sneaker enthusiasts they are today.

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Sneaker Spotlight: Reebok Workout

Reebok Workout Plus JPN uploaded by MoseleyReebok Workout Plus JPN uploaded by Moseley

Over the past week or two on the Sneakerpedia Twitter account, we’ve seen a lot of buzz around one of our favorite shoes, the Reebok Workout. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the popular silhouette, Reebok has partnered with a handful of the brightest boutiques in the sneaker community to help. While we’re indeed looking forward to some those upcoming releases, we figured it would be a good time to revisit this multi-sport trainer, which was one of the first training shoes marketed to guys. Continue reading

Sneaker Spotlight: Pony Celebrates 40 Years

Spud Webb in the Slam Dunk Contest wearing Pony City Wings

In 1972, Roberto Muelller founded Pony and thanks to their technological innovation they became a popular choice for professional athletes. Shoes like the Pony Shooter and Top Star were some of the first designs Pony released during the 1970s and could be seen on the feet of NBA players during that time. During the 1980s with the help of celebrity endorsements Pony began producing a wide range of shoes for a variety of sports including football and tennis, while their popularity on the basketball court hit an all-time high thanks to Spud Webb winning the Dunk Contest while wearing Pony City Wings in 1986.

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Sneaker Spotlight: Vans Old Skool

When it comes to sneakers, nothing separates your design from the rest of the competition more than a distinctive logo or marking on the side panel. Every brand has their own unique way of claiming ownership of their designs. One of the simplest, yet easily recognizable designs is the Vans side stripe.

Vans Old SkoolVans Old Skool uploaded by gabrielwfer

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