The 1919 has been an historical year due to the Converse Chuck Taylor debut - the'll get their name only in 1932, but basketball sneakers changed definitively that day. They've never stopped their rise to success since then legitimizing that great sensation thanks to a large number of popular NBA players: while Walter "Clyde" Frazier has brought the Puma Clyde to the top, Blazer marked the entrance of Nike into basketball footwear - and it was just the beginning: anyone remember the legendary Air Force 1 and their curvy silhouette? Jordan didn't take too long to join this elite club: the most iconic sneakers ever inspired to the greatest of all time. Basket shoes have gradually gone beyond the hardwood seducing tons of streetwear fanatics: Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal and many other NBA champions have led to amazing models quickly become must-have items for the whole world. Read more…
The debut of Reebok Pump with its inflatable parts, of Jordan 1 featuring the unmistakable side Swoosh and the Nike logo and of the first Adidas basketball sneakers dedicated to Kobe Bryant has changed the rules of the sneaker-game. Ultra-light materials and ergonomic soles slowly started coming out introducing new technologies and improving both cushioning and grip: Flyknit textures shows up on the Air Force 1, while now Boost soles rule the market thanks to new comfort standards and minimal aesthetics. Asymmetric lacing systems, reinforced leather toeboxes and heel supports are just a part of the long list of details able to radically change the outcome of a game, while lined ankle supports, elastic uppers and cushioning insoles help preventing injuries. Choose your favorire model: you have at your complete disposal heaps of colorways and the best brands out there to hit the streets and prove yourself to the others!
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