Nike saw the potential for Garnett both as an athlete and promotional vehicle, and he delivered on both fronts for many years. The Flightposite still stands, along with the Air Garnett III, are his most famous models for Nike. Garnet didn’t stay with Nike, however, as he’s had subsequent signature models with adidas, And1, and most recently with the Chinese brand, Anta. And while he may be on his 4th sneaker brand, he’s been far more consistent with his NBA teams, as he’s been with only his initial team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the team with whom he won the 2008 title as an NBA champion in Beantown.
The lightweight model that helped KG through the 2000 season came in a few different colorways, ranging from silver to blue to gold. Each, even the black on black model which we are featuring, highlighted the futuristic, turn-of-the millennium styling that was bold and chunky while giving the wearer lightweight, responsive performance. And while Garnett was finally able to make a breakthrough and win the title in 2008, our next model will feature the signature shoe of an understated player who dominated the first decade of the new millenniumâ€”Tim Duncan.