Friday, July 31, 2009

Entry #11 - LeBron's Mom's Shoes

Gloria James not only has a kid in the NBA, she gets special colorways of her kid's shoes. Please son, please, make it to the NBA.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Entry #9 - Club Knight Tennis

It's been said Phil Knight likes a good tennis match, but does he like it all day and all Knight?

I speculate Club Knight's a late night tennis gambling hall. They live there. They die there. They get their mail there. And when they don't play by the rules, they get their hand stuck in a tennis ball machine.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Entry #8 - Lisa Schlenker's Shoes

Maybe somebody who has been inside Nike can tell me what this is all about. Looks like it was part of a larger display or something, but I'm just guessing.

What I do know is that they're Lisa Schlenker's rowing shoes, mounted onto an engraved plate. The soles reminded me of an old shoe I used to love, the Aqua Sock.

Something that strikes me about the shoe is the lack of wordmark, NIKE is not found anywhere on the shoe, just a Swoosh. Maybe that's an Olympic uniform rule or something?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Entry #7 - The Vick V

There once was a beautiful shoe that got put on hold due to some unfortunate circumstances...

Yea, I know you may have already seen pics of this floating around on the internet, but did you know the tongue said, "THIS ONE IS FOR THE PEOPLE." Michael Vick 9.4.05/Fri. 3:50pm EST?

And the fact that there is simulated animal skin-masterpiece.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Entry #6 - The Nike Dinosaurs

This sweatshirt features what I guess is a Nike running team comprised of old farts? They are a formidable team, they came in 39th in the 2005 Hood to Coast Walk.

The design is pretty cool, ol T-Wrecks is using a Swoosh for a cane. And he's got nice shoes too.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Entry #5 - Millikan Park Trailer Trash

The Millikan Park Trailer Trash.

For trailer folk, they sure had nice jerseys. Cool Millikan Park patch on the sleeve, and sewn on nameplate on back.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Entry #4 - Who's The Boss?

So, what's the proper attire to wear when you want Alyssa Milano to call you daddy? Your Nike Who's The Boss cardigan sweater of course.

Has the official Who's The Boss logo embroidered on the left chest, Nike logo embroidered on the right chest, and authentic Nike Apparel tagging in the neck.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Entry #3 - Yankees / Fenway Hybrid

This one is pretty crazy. I don't know if this ever made it to production, it has to be a sample, right? Could Nike EVER get away with making a New York Yankees jersey with a backdrop that seems to be an old shot of Fenway? After all, left field says "The Red Sox Use".

Also leading me to believe it is a sample is what seems to be the unfinished patch on the right sleeve. Seems to be cut off on the side, doesn't it?

It looks like Nike was hoping to garner MLB approval, has an MLB patch sewn on front near the bottom, and MLB tagging in the neck. The style of Nike tagging seems to suggest this is a late 80's incarnation...

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Entry #2 - Team JCPenney / Nike

Nike sponsors plenty of teams and athletes, but here's one maybe you hadn't heard about. This piece comes from the 1993 CART Season, made for Team JCPenney/Nike. Driver that season was Lyn St. James. While her season probably didn't go as she'd hoped, she sure did have snappy jackets.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Entry #1 - Camino Bowl

This very first entry is a personal favorite of mine. It's from Nike's short lived bowling line, probably circa 1986 or 1987. Has cool vertical lines running down the front, simulating boards on a lane, along with the formation of arrows or darts that we're all familiar seeing 15 feet down the lane. It's been customized into Brian's Camino Bowl shirt, and still has the Nike bowling logo sewn on the left sleeve. By the way, the posed bowler in the link above is the Medford Meteor, Marshall Holman.