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Nike Basketball 1992-2012 Nike Shox BB4 (2000)

Vince Carter‘s “dunk of death” during the United States’ match-up against France at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney made Carter an icon. But looking closer at his amazing play you will soon find Nike‘s own hero strapped to his feet, the Nike Shox BB4. Released in …

Nike Basketball 1992-2012 Air Flightposite (1999)

Designed to match the long, fluid lines of a concept car and be a “seamless extension of your body,” Nike Basketball‘s Air Flightposite represents another milestone in the brand’s storied footwear history, which is the subject of today’s edition of Nike’s “20 Designs That Changed the Game” …

Nike Basketball 1992-2012 Air Foamposite One (1997)

The revolutionary Nike Air Foamposite One, first launched in 1997, is the latest shoe to get the “20 Designs that Changed the Game” treatment, in which Nike takes a look back at its 20 most iconic basketball sneakers, ranging from 1992 to 2012. For lead designer Eric …

Nike Basketball 1992-2012 Air More Uptempo (1996)

According to Wilson Smith, the designer behind the Nike Air More Uptempo, the mid-’90s were “a bigger than-life-time.” That sense of maximalism was the driving force behind the creation of the shoe, the latest subject of Nike Basketball‘s “20 Designs That Changed the Game” retrospective. In creating …

Nike Basketball 1992-2012 WMNS Air Swoopes (1996)

Next in line for the spotlight during Nike Basketball‘s look back at the “20 Designs that Changed the Game” is a sneaker that signified a turning point for both sneaker design and the game itself: the Air Swoopes. Designed specifically for who is arguably the greatest female ball player …

Nike Basketball 1992-2012 Air Penny (1995)

Nike‘s summer of basketball, in which the brand profiles “20 Designs that Changed the Game,” has taken us to the Air Force 180 Low, Air Flight Huarache, Air Raid, Air Max2 CB, and now the Air Penny, originally released in 1995. Penny Hardaway’s distinctive style of play, …

Nike Basketball 1992-2012 Air Max2 CB (1994)

We’ve profiled the Air Flight Huarache, Air Force 180 Low and Air Raid as part of Nike‘s “20 Designs that Changed the Game” retrospective, spanning the brand’s most iconic basketball sneakers from 1992 to 2012. This latest installment shines the spotlight on Charles Barkley’s first signature shoe, …

Nike Basketball 1992-2012 Air Raid (1992)

Nike is celebrating the summer of basketball by taking a look back at the most iconic basketball shoes from the past 20 years, a journey that began with the Air Force 180 Low and Air Flight Huarache, and continues now with the Nike Air Raid. As with …

Nike Basketball 1992-2012 Air Flight Huarache (1992)

Continuing on with Nike‘s retrospective on the “20 Designs that Changed the Game” from 1992 to 2012 that we began yesterday with the Air Force 180 Low, the second installment focuses in on the Air Flight Huarache. First introduced in 1992, the Huarache was designed by Tinker …