Sunday Sneaks: Black, red, and white

Paul Lintag on Feb 05, 2018 01:54 PM
Sunday Sneaks: Black, red, and white
Is it nostalgia, is it actually for comfort? Or did Michael Jordan and the Swoosh really got it right 14 times in a row from the mid-1980s to the late-1990s?

In a world where companies continue to push the envelope to come up with the most technologically-advanced shoe, a fair amount of players still choose to play in outdated retros.

Why?

Is it nostalgia, is it actually for comfort? Or did Michael Jordan and the Swoosh really get it right 14 times in a row from the mid-1980s to the late-1990s?

Who knows really? What we do know is we love retros for this latest edition of Sunday Sneaks*.

 

*Sunday Sneaks on a Monday ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

What can we say about Chris Ross, the dude might as well have the best sneaker collection in the PBA.

The Air Jordan 13 has been a favorite of the San Miguel point guard so far this season and the latest to hit the hardwood is the History of Flight edition released last year.

Long considered to be just a sample, Jordan Brand released the colorway in 2017 and what we got was a clean white-based sneaker with red and black hits. A new take on a classic combo.

Speaking of white, red, and black, Alaska's Chris Banchero went low with the Air Jordan 11 IE in the Fire Red rendition also released in 2017.

A different take from the classic Jordan 11 with the patent leather, the IE opts for a full leather build and the fire red colorway was originally seen in 1996 on MJ himself.

The red elephant print is easily the most striking part of this shoe, perfect for those sweet Alaska kits.

 


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