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.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Entry #16 - 8 Simple Rules

Like Entry #4, this one appears to be have been made for a television show. Has their official logo inconspicuously sewn on the sleeve.

The show's setting was a Detroit suburb, must be the Michigan connection. Hardcore 8 Rules Fans: was this warm up jacket ever worn on a show?

Monday, August 10, 2009

Entry #15 - Just Bowl It Jumpman

I believe Waylon is an advertising firm in St. Louis. They must've teamed up with Nike for the party that produced this little beauty.

I mean, Jordan's big in to bowling, don'tcha know?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Entry #14 - Australian Boxing Sandals

At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Team Australia sent a record ten competitors to the boxing tournament. Unfortunately only Justin Kane made it to the quarterfinals, and he was defeated by Sergiy Danylchenko.

But they looked sweet with these Team Australia Nike Boxing Sandals! Textured clear deck for foot comfort (maybe too comfortable).

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Entry #13 - NBA Players Golf & Tennis

That Jam Session poster in entry #12 was one of many Nike organized get-togethers from the early days.

One of the first Nike/Nike Athletes get togethers happened in 1975, when Nike took Elvin Hayes, Spencer Haywood, Rudy Tomjonavich, Alvan Adams, Phil Chenier, Charlie Scott, John Drew, Paul Silas, Lucius Allen, and Austin Carr out to Sunriver, Oregon to play tennis and golf. I guess eventually that grew in to the event described on this shirt?

Can you imagine this happening today? Top story on SportsCenter-LeBron tears a ligament in his right elbow in the Nike NBA Players Golf & Tennis Tournament today...

Monday, August 3, 2009

Entry #12 - Jam Session

A classic Nike poster, with a rarely seen shot of what the back looks like...