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From one Peter Moore shoe (highlighted yesterday) to another. The Air Jordan I KO is a shoe that was intended as a budget drop but became something of a cult shoe in the years that followed. The story goes that Nike wanted to get the most out of the Jordan deal between 1985 and 1986 so they went nuts, with over 15 different AJ1s (and that excludes mystery ones like...

Posted by, Gary Warnett on 21 August 2014

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The adidas EQT line was something of a forum favourite years ago and some of our friends in Germany gave some silhouettes the hallowed status that many give the Air Jordan line. And rightly so. While it would be revisionist history to claim that the early Equipment line was a huge hit globally, the shakeups around the shoes in 1989 and 1990 that led to the collection's launch in 1991 evidently paid off, because adidas is still here...

Posted by, Gary Warnett on 20 August 2014

When it comes to selling shoes beyond the new Air Jordans, retros and retro+ some of the Jordan Brand's updates of iconic formulas have struggled to win our affections. We like the Spiz'ike in the right colours because Tinker was involved in cut and shutting his finest late 1980s and early 1990s work. The Six Rings wasn't too shabby. Dub Zeros were one of those shoes we tried to force ourselves to like, but in retrospect...

Posted by, Gary Warnett on 19 August 2014

Nike have pushed the colour concepts so far on the LeBron line so far that this variation feels like a welcome respite from the swathes of coloured Hyperposite we've seen since September. In shoe parlance we find that "clean" seems to be a justification for a boring shoe. The all black (which we now have to call "triple black") or all white (ditto) models that used to sit on high street shelves because the locals were deemed too ...

Posted by, Gary Warnett on 18 August 2014
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