The Ewing Athletics line is steeped in b-ball history and this latest release plays on a popular conspiracy theory regarding the 1985 draft. It was the first ever NBA draft lottery, and the New York Knicks won the first pick, with some pundits suspecting foul play in which the Knicks envelope was frozen so David Stern could rifle through the box and easily pull out the chilly parcel. Ah, twas a brave new world and nobody trusted anybody. This new sneak is a clever play on the famous 33 Hi, with '1985' embroidered on the heel, a strap stylised as an envelope, plus a frozen ice sole to rep the "Frozen Envelope" theories. Love it! These will be drawn out at completely un-random retailers on June 5.
Originally published on May 27, 2015