Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Entry #33 - Dynabuckle

Nike belt buckles are manufactured to the exact specifications of champion athletes throughout the world. The Nike name and Swoosh stripe are your guarantee of quality belt decoration.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Entry #31 - The Fun Police

One of Nike's greatest advertisements - The Fun Police.

Click here to see one of the best fun police commercials. Is that Terry Porter?

And here's the classic Cherokee Parks commerical:

Monday, September 14, 2009

Entry #30 - AF25 Pujols Edition

We're flashing back to the 2007 season, when Albert Pujols was sporting custom Air Force 25 shoes. Pretty much every picture of him wearing the shoes are the cleated versions, while this particular pair here were specially made for flat artificial turf like astroturf (which is used pretty much nowhere Albert played the entire season.) He did actually wear them once, in a photo shoot...

Friday, September 11, 2009

Entry #29 - Mile High Majesty

Football's back! A look at one of Nike's early attempts at licensed NFL goods...

The hypebeast of Denver Broncos gear? Dig the chenile DENVER across the front.

Kind of reminds me of those old Nike Volleyball sweatshirts that would pop up on rap albums in the late 80's.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Entry #28 - Dimension 6

This must be a jersey for a Nike softball team made up of people who received unfortunate names from their parents, and later changed it at their friends urging.

Here's an old Stanford alumni newsletter that's a fun Dimension 6 read.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Entry #27 - Jimmy Conway Camp

You've reached the pot o gold laddy, it's Jimmy Conway Camp!

Bonus: late 70's/early 80's soccer action with Jimmy.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Entry #26 - Hoyas Nike legend

If you have a copy of Scoop Jackson's fantastic book Sole Provider, turn to page 32.

You'll see Patrick Ewing is wearing the Nike Legend - on his shirt. John Thompson and Nike teamed up for a sweet moment of athletic outfitting, giving the Hoyas little Legend shoes on their sleeves.

NCAA made it a limited time promotion.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Entry #25 - Ralph Miller Camp

Oregon State isn't usually one of those schools you think about when talking about legendary basketball coaches, but Ralph Miller was indeed one of the greatest.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Entry #24 - Visible Air Flightposites

It was the summer of '06, and my brother and I decided to hop on a plane with no hotel, no plan, but a destination-The Las Vegas Niketown.

We were expecting to witness the finest collection of Nikes outside of Beaverton, and we were not disappointed. Kind of a Woodstock moment for the shoeheads.

Here's what I wore: Air Flightposite samples with visible air soles.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Entry #23 - Air Jordan Flight Jacket

This is the Flight jacket that came out when the IV released.  Coolest part of these is that they were serially numbered!

This particular jacket is a pretty tough to find white/black version, and the serial # is all zeros.  Maybe this colorway wasn't released to the general public? I do know this one other guy that owns one...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Entry #22 - 1996 Ducks Curtis Moore

College football is just about upon us once again. And when you think college football and Nike, Oregon always comes up right? This year is no exception, and Marc Ecko has provided an excellent summary of Ducks unihistory since Nike began outfitting the Ducks.

Today, let's take a look back to those classic jerseys of '96. This is Curtis Moore's jersey, who was an inside linebacker for the Ducks 1994-1997. The Complex article describes these jerseys as "Simplicty is nice", which I can agree with. There was a subtle decoration on this jersey that is rarely discussed: it had the old UO logo stamped into the shoulder, barely visible, but you'll see it below.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Entry #21 - Jordan Baseball

Ahhh, 1994. Remember those good ol days when OJ was running around in a white Bronco, Michael Jackson was getting married to Lisa Marie Presley, and Michael Jordan was playin baseball?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Entry #20 - Foamposite Zero

These are in my shoe archive (it's the product of me playing around with graphics programs, learning how to use them). Before the Original Foamposite One became Penny's shoe, it wasn't exactly Penny's shoe. You'll see in this early sample below that it's just Nike logos, no Penny cent to be found. And check out that cool NIKE stamp in the foamposite material.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Entry #19 - $50 To Meet Jack Avina

Dwight Jaynes writes that he was a cool coach, but I dunno, $50 does seem like quite a bit.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Entry #18 - Footwear Sample Room

In the video above you'll see Chi McBride and Nike's Mark Smith chatting about a very special Yeezy, and teasing a shoe that looks like it's about to make Chi soil himself. At the :50 mark you'll hear Mark talk about a very special place at Nike:

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Entry #17 - U Tag

Comes with the appearance of a spray painted Swoosh stenciled on the left chest, and a pack of stencils for use in spray painting artwork on your "shirt".

I don't think this ever made it to retail, seems like we would've seen a bunch of Swooshes on boxcars by now.