KISH - LONDON
VINTAGE SNEAKER COLLECTOR
Trying to focus on my favourites has definitely been hard as worthy contenders abound, but those featured below offered just that little bit extra, whether due to posterity, quintessential design or simply a neck snapping effect!
Ewing had game, Public Enemy (who rocked these) had game and alongside Forums, Rivalrys/Attitudes and Superstars, they epitomized 80s Hip Hop when adidas were kings. In the UK it was next to impossible to buy adidas basketball models as most of their releases were focused around running or football. Black snakeskin with white flashes is simple yet superfly. I was waiting for these to come out again for 20 odd years, nuff said!
The True Blue IIIs and the Black/Grey 1s were great, but this was the cherry.
A shoe which has polarized opinion but in my view, if Jordan had actually played in them they would be lauded. One of the best Jordans ever – hybrid or no hybrid – aesthetically superior even to the deservedly well received 6 Rings and Spiz’ikes. A worthy celebration for all the games Jordan ever scored 60+ points!
DC Nash Cadwell
Even Tinker Hatfield would have found it hard to develop a DC model which would be wearable to the sneaker connoisseur but Nash did just that. When I first saw his sketches for this release I was sold. The colours, profile and materials are all top-notch and combined with a paisley lining and crepe sole means it’s a ‘What are they and where did you get those?’ moment!
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