Retro Air Jordan Sneakers

December 9, 2014

Retro air jordan sneakers
That brings us back to the question of why. Well, it turns out Tucker’s reasoning isn’t so different from our own: he just loves sneakers. A self described sneakerhead, Tucker has been collecting kicks since he was a kid. Performance and comfort aside, the appeal of retros, at least for Tucker, is in their styling. “As far as styling, some of the retros are still the hottest shoes on the market to this day, ” he said, adding that retros represent a developed style that, “some of the newer shoes will never have.”

Fellow sneakerhead Nate Robinson of the L.A. Clippers echoes the same sentiment, adding that retros “have an energy to them. It’s more about the soul of the shoe.” Robinson also sees these reissues as a direct link to the '80s and '90s, the era he believes basketball was at its pinnacle. “Wearing retros is like you’re walking in the past but in the present.”

Concerning the more recent past, some of Robinson’s favorite sneakers have been brought out during his best games. In the first round of the 2013 playoffs, the springy guard scored 34 points for the Bulls en route to a triple overtime win against the Nets. He’d started that game off in a pair of Air Jordan VII retros. After a lackluster first half, Robinson switched over to the "Playoff" XIIIs. He then proceeded to rattle off 29 points in the fourth quarter and overtime periods. It’s worth mentioning that, according to Robinson, those XIIIs were "super comfortable" to play in. Perhaps most important to Robinson, though, is the excitement he gets when he puts them on his feet. “I feel like a beast when I rock them.”

via Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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