America! Our Favorite Red, White, and Blue Kicks from the Summer Olympics July 04 2015, 0 Comments
There's so many basketball shoes with the red, white, and blue theme. With America being so awesome, it's easy to see why so many shoes would ask for the colorblocking. We decided to narrow it down and to get specific to pick some of our favorite shoes. These kicks obviously feature the USA colorscheme but they are only valid if they've been worn in competition in the Olympics.
1. Nike Hyperdunk
Not only were they amazing basketball shoes, they transcended the game. The US came into 2008 with the intentions of bringing gold back. They redeemed the 2004 team that flopped. Kobe took a break with the signature line to introduce the Hyperdunks. Showing the dominance of America once again, they will make sure the world never forgets who runs the highest level of basketball.
2. Nike Shox BB4
Honestly, these may be ugly but the rockets on the heel probably helped Vince Carter explode. Like the fireworks, he elevated to his peak and blew up on the Frenchman. Poor guy, he had to be on the other end of one of the most epic dunks EVER. Refresh your memory by peeping the video below:
3. Nike Air Force 180
Sir Charles threw them on feet in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. These just scream "early 90s." From the visible Air unit to the midfoot strap, these satisfy any sneaker head's taste.
4. Air Jordan 7 'Olympic'
Also another popular shoe from the 1992 Summer Olympics, Michael Jordan's seventh signature shoe. The Olympic 7s feature a white base with hints of blue, red, and most importantly, gold to match their medals.With a team filled with greats, these do the same in the kicks game.
5. Air Jordan 6 'Olympic'
The Olympic 6s appeared in the 2000s, but not on MJ's feet. This time, Jordan Brand athlete, Ray Allen got his chance to represent for the USA. He did it right and got a PE pair of Olympic 6s. Until they were retroed, they were highly sought after.