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Nov 16, 2017
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André 3000’s Adolescent Drawings Inspire New Tretorn Sneaker Collection

André Benjamin, known to the world as André 3000, is among the rare genius level talents that humbly won’t admit that he is one. Among the early perceived indicators of genius is doodling, something Andre often did when he was younger, scribbling on his Tretorn Nylites – a shoe that he and his friends wore prominently when the brand was having a moment in Atlanta back in the ’90s. Now, more than two decades later, André is those re-visiting those doodles for his Tretorn brand collaboration where he serves as Creative Director.

Working in conjunction with footwear designer and Tretorn consultant, Jeff Staple, the Reed Space founder revealed that André brought roughly 15 sketchbooks that he’s used over the last 20 years to the early design meetings. Many of them were from his time in grade school back in Atlanta, where he tinkered with rugby stripes and whimsical colors over funky, prep-enthused Nylites. André, over time, also re-imagined a Tretorn handcourt style as a modern-day basketball sneaker.

André 3000 x Tretorn
André 3000 x Tretorn

His creative thoughts – some elder and others more timely – were taken and executed by Staple, who handled the technical side of developing and fleshing out said ideas. André, though, remained hands on throughout the process and all subsequent design application. The outcome is a wide assortment of styles with some clearly lifestyle inspired, other more sports centric, and a few that simply display the inner thoughts of 3000 that only he could explain. Many of the models used for the collection were completely overhauled from top to bottom.

He also took painstaking efforts to design the product packaging, reportedly taking as long to execute as the sneakers themselves. Each box is personally touched by 3000 himself through handwritten calling cards that read “I, André Benjamin, will not draw in class,” traveling back to those elder days when doodles were just doodles and resulted in detention, not collaborative dealings with time-honored footwear brands.

André 3000’s Tretorn sneaker collection is available now at Tretorn with wider distribution at retailers like KITH coming this December.

André 3000 x Tretorn
André 3000 x Tretorn
André 3000 x Tretorn
André 3000 x Tretorn
André 3000 x Tretorn
André 3000 x Tretorn
André 3000 x Tretorn
André 3000 x Tretorn

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Nov 10, 2017
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Sneaker Room Debuts Nike Kyrie 3 Dedicated to All the Moms

It’s no secret that Kyrie Irving’s mother passed away when he was very young. He proclaims his love for her loud and clear in many interviews and also by writing her name and date of her passing on his sneakers. Sneaker Room today debuts a new project they’re working on with the Kyrie 3 that’s dedicated to all the mothers out there.

Dressed in a white and red base with rose pedals at the rear paneling, a black and white polka dot liner gives the shoe a motherly sentiment that helps its message ring louder. In further tribute, at the tongue where Irving’s logo typically sees placement, in lieu we see “MOM” joined by a gift tag that reads “I Love You Mom.”

Grab a better look at this Nike Kyrie 3 below and keep the dial tuned to Nice Kicks for release details.

Nike Kyrie 3
Nike Kyrie 3
Nike Kyrie 3
Nike Kyrie 3
Nike Kyrie 3
Nike Kyrie 3

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Nov 9, 2017
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Sneaker Room x Nike Kyrie 3 for Mom



Sneaker Room Nike Kyrie 3 Mom Release Date

Sneaker Room based out of New Jersey has collaborated with Nike on a handful of models in the past with the most recent being the Nike Air More Money for Breast Cancer Awareness. Soon they will be releasing their next collaboration which will be on the Nike Kyrie 3.

Known as the Nike Kyrie 3 Mom, Sneaker Room shared the info on Instagram while stating the following: “A sneaker dedicated to all the moms out there!” Looking closer they feature White across the base with rose petal embroidery. Following we have leather used on the tongue, gloss overlay on the Nike Swoosh, polka dots on the liner, gift tag and translucent outsole. Finishing the look we have a new ‘MOM’ logo which replaces Kyrie’s.

At the time of writing, a release date for the Mom Nike Kyrie 3 has yet to be announced. Once we have more information, we will make sure to update you. Below you can check out more images and make sure to visit the comments section with your thoughts.

Sneaker Room Nike Kyrie 3 Mom Release Date

Sneaker Room Nike Kyrie 3 Mom Release Date

Sneaker Room Nike Kyrie 3 Mom Release Date

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Nov 8, 2017
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Sneaker Politics x PUMA Releasing Jay Z Inspired “4:44” Clyde

If you weren’t privy to the limited edition Jay Z x PUMA Clyde “4:44” that released to Roc Nation and PUMA friends and family earlier this year, you missed out on quite the shoe. But there is a ringer releasing soon. And while it’s not the same shoe entirely, it does come close in tone just without all the Jay Z markings that made the aforementioned pair unique.

Sneaker Politics is releasing this fine PUMA Clyde substitute dubbed the “City Clyde.” It features the very same Vachetta Tan leather alongside notations that include MSY (New Orleans Airport code) stamped and the right shoe has 337 (Sneaker Politics first stores area code) on the left shoe. Much like the original Hov model, only 44 pairs of this iteration will be released on November 9 at 10am EST at the shops budding New Orleans location. One special pair will include two tickets to Jay’s New Orleans stop on his tour.

Grab a closer look at the PUMA Clyde “City Clyde” below.

PUMA Clyde “City Clyde”

Release Date: November 9, 2017
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PUMA Clyde "City Clyde"
PUMA Clyde “City Clyde”
PUMA Clyde "City Clyde"
PUMA Clyde “City Clyde”
PUMA Clyde "City Clyde"
PUMA Clyde “City Clyde”
PUMA Clyde "City Clyde"
PUMA Clyde “City Clyde”
PUMA Clyde "City Clyde"
PUMA Clyde “City Clyde”
PUMA Clyde "City Clyde"
PUMA Clyde “City Clyde”
PUMA Clyde "City Clyde"
PUMA Clyde “City Clyde”
PUMA Clyde "City Clyde"
PUMA Clyde “City Clyde”

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Nov 6, 2017
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My 5 // Megan Rapinoe’s Sneaker Rotation

Whether on or off the pitch, 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist and 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion Megan Rapinoe is easily recognized for her crafty nature and her vibrant personality. While the winger is known for her unmatched contribution to the growth of soccer in the United States, she’s also known for her advocacy for equality and equal pay/play. What you might not know about Rapinoe is her admiration for the shoe game. Sneakers, especially cleats, are a key component to any soccer player. Comfort, style and durability are crucial to a world class athlete such as Rapinoe.

We caught up with Rapinoe at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts after giving a talk on the the trajectory of soccer in the U.S., her role in activism as a professional athlete, equality and much more. Take a look at the kicks Pinoe is rocking below in the latest My 5.

Nike Mercurial Vapors


Megan Rapinoe: Obviously one of them has to be my boots. I feel like I’m in them a lot right now. I like that I can always put them right on. They’re super comfy right away. I keep them in a hydrocollator that has boiling water so it steams them and they’re ready to go. They’re really light, comfy and I feel like my touch on the ball is better with them on. They feel like second skin.

Nike Lunar Epic Flyknit Low


Megan Rapinoe:
Super comfy. It’s like there’s a cushion on them. They’re not the most aesthetically pleasing shoe, but they’re so comfortable that I can’t see myself working out in anything else. I can run in them and they’re super durable. I even do agility workouts in them. They don’t break down easily which helps whether I’m on grass, the treadmill or the track. They’re like pillows.

Nike Air Zoom Mariah Flyknit Racer “Hyper Crimson”

Megan Rapinoe: I love kicking around in these. Especially the white, blue and orange colorway. They look like a retro. They have a cool feel with the comfort. I wear them to the gym quite a bit so they’re pretty stable and functional. They have that little pop of style, color that I can throw on jeans or sweats with.

Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star High Tops


Megan Rapinoe: Always have to have these in a rotation. I have an all-white pair that isn’t so white anymore since they’re getting a little worn in, but I like to have a little dirt on them maybe even a hole here or there. It’s a classic shoe. I like to have them tight-laced all the way to the top and wrap the strings around my ankle. They’re so versatile whether it be with a blazer or a leather jacket. You can mob around the city in them and be comfortable going out in them at night.

Nike Air Presto “Barley Green”

Megan Rapinoe: I don’t wear them for anything super active, so I just slip them on — you don’t really have to tie them. They’re a bit wider so it feels like slippers with soles on the bottom. They’re difficult to keep clean, but I try. I also have an all-black pair that I love, but I’m really trying to get my hands on the Off-White Prestos by Virgil.

Keep up with ‘Pinoe on Twitter and Instagram.

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Nov 3, 2017
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My 5 // TM88’s Sneaker Rotation

Interview by Matthew Barron & Faisal Malas // Lead photo by Garret Bruce

It’s been a hell of year for hip-hop — especially in Atlanta. With Atlanta icons recently teaming up to drop collaborative albums, Super Slimey and Without Warning (and let’s not forget about Gucci Mane’s Droptop Wop from earlier this year), it feels like the phrase ‘the streets are on fire’ has never been more accurate.

With thats said, TM88 is one producer that has had his hands in all of it. The now 4x platinum XO Tour L3ife producer is by far one of the game’s biggest contributors when it comes to talent. But what people may not realize is that he’s one of the biggest sneaker heads in the rap game, too.

“I’m from Miami — the first shoe my dad bought me was the Concord 11s. I was walking on the school bus like, I’m the only one with these Js! I was like feeling the hype for real. [Laughs] Ever since then, I’ve been into shoes — shoes and clothes. Ever since then, up through today.”

The work speaks for itself when it comes to production — and when you’re working on everyone’s album (including your own), you don’t get to see much free time. Luckily we were able to catch up with TM88 after his show in Austin, Texas to talk about which sneakers he’s rocking lately. Check out his sneaker rotation below in our latest My 5.

Balenciaga Triple S Sneaker

“Four racks! It was four thousand on those Balenciagas… They had them on hold for somebody, and they were like, ‘if you can give me a little bit extra, then I got you’ [laughs]”

 

TM88: I got three pairs right now: the black, the grey and the green. Hands down, the most I ever spent on a shoe. How much was it again? Four racks! It was four thousand on those Balenciaga Triple S trainers just because I wanted ’em right then. It was the green ones with the green in the middle and the yellow in the back. I just happened to walk in the store like three days after I’d seen them on the runway. They had them on hold for somebody, and they were like, ‘If you can give me a little bit extra, then I got you.’ [Laughs]

I mean, I don’t think I would do that again — I only wore the shoes like three times. It really don’t make sense to spend over the top, especially when I just bought a crib! Man, I don’t think I should be spending like that — at least not on no Balenciagas.

Raf Simons x adidas Ozweego II “Solid Red”

TM88: Not too many people are wearing these no more because people done wore’ em out — but I still fuck with the Rafs. I got the all red ones, they look like infrared. I got the green ones and the black and green with the pink. I got a few pairs. I actually got my first pair after my boy Blake went to Japan and flew back with ’em. That was my first time ever really seeing the Rafs in person, and I was like, ‘What the fuck, I gotta have em!’

We’re on the wave now. Even the ones that look like running shoes — they’re silver with the red and blue. I don’t know which kind those are, but I know Southside had those. Those what made me really get into Raf, ’cause Southside had em first, and I was like, ‘Damn! I guess I gotta go cop me some.’

Off-White x Nike Air Jordan 1

Off-White x Air Jordan 1

“I wrote my own name on there; you know I had to!”

TM88: [Laughs] I didn’t get a custom pair, so I wrote my own shit on them: “88 WORLD.” I know [Virgil] will see ’em one day and be like, ‘Man, did I send you a pair?’ And I’ll be like, ‘Hell nah!’ They be taxing for them shits. I don’t know bro, I support Virgil. I’d rather buy more of a designer sneaker though if I’m gonna pay over 00 or 00, you know.

Supreme x Air Jordan 5 “White”

TM88: Yeah I got those in LA, I got em at Round 2. I think I buy a pair of Js every time I go to LA ’cause you can just re-buy em. But the Supreme Jordans, I got the white pair and I got the camo. 5s just go crazy man, at all times. I’ve always been a fan of them. The black/metallic, the OGs, those are my true love when it comes to the 5s. You always gotta go OG. I would really put the 5s and the Columbia 11s in my top 5 of all time.

Bro, I got two pairs, I’m keeping one in reserve. The other pair I have here in Atlanta and my nephew wore ’em and got Kool Aid on ’em or some shit. He tried to put them back in the closet like I really wouldn’t notice, like bro… these some all white shoes! [Laughs] He snuck that pair out and wore ’em to school and fucked em up. I don’t know what he spilled on them, but he fucked them up.

Chanel Low-Top Trainers

“They’re actually pretty hard to find in my size so when I found some, I was like fuck it I have to get those, they so crazy.”

TM88: I feel like I got all the trainers. [Laughs] They comfortable though bro, and they look crazy with whatever you put on, really…. but not whatever…. you can’t go big jeans with the Chanels. They got some other ones with like grey with the white and they got a little purple in ’em. They’re actually pretty hard to find in my size so when I found some, I was like, ‘Fuck it, I have to get those, they so crazy.’ 

It was honestly hard for me to pick five current sneakers to show ya’ll because I love shoes. If we ever linked up and like went shopping, I’m telling you… I’m in there all day!

You can keep up with our friend TM via Instagram and be sure to keep your ears to the streets; that 808 Mafia album is coming soon!

Special thanks to Taylor Gang He^rd Entertainment.

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Nov 1, 2017
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Fenty By Rihanna Puma Chelsea Sneaker Boot



Fenty Rihanna Puma Chelsea Sneaker Boot

Rihanna and Puma are expanding on their Fenty Collection for the Fall. Today we take a look at the Puma Chelsea Sneaker Boot in two colorways.

The first pair features a Stealing Blue, Black and Limeade color combination while the second receives the popular ’Triple Black’ theme. As you can see we have a thicker midsole than usual while Puma branding lands on the heels which completes the look.

Continue to scroll below to check out more images of both colorways of the Fenty by Rihanna x Puma Chelsea Sneaker Boot which will show you how they look on feet. For those that would like to purchase they are now arriving at select Puma retailers which includes Titolo.

Fenty Rihanna Puma Chelsea Sneaker Boot

Fenty Rihanna Puma Chelsea Sneaker Boot

Fenty Rihanna Puma Chelsea Sneaker Boot

Fenty Rihanna Puma Chelsea Sneaker Boot

Fenty Rihanna Puma Chelsea Sneaker Boot

Fenty Rihanna Puma Chelsea Sneaker Boot

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Oct 31, 2017
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My 5 // Tee Grizzley’s Sneaker Rotation

From Big Sean to Eminem, Detroit has never been dismissed as absent from the growing US rap scene. But, as hip-hop’s newest generation of rap-stars begin amassing their own tenure in the game (seemingly by the month), Tee Grizzley is who you can expect to stand up for D-Town when it’s time for roll call. As he should. Though young, he’s been rapping for a minute now.

“I was like 12 when I first got into music,” recalls Tee. “My uncle had me do this hook for a track he was making — this was before I even wanted to be a rapper. He was like, Man I need you to rap this hook for me, I need a kid voice on there. It was when I heard my voice on that song recording that I fell in love with it. It was a wrap.”

Fresh off of his two BET Award nominations (for Best New Hip-Hop Artist & Best Mixtape) and the release of his latest single “Win,” we caught up with Tee here in Austin, Texas to talk about what kicks he’s feeling lately. Be sure to see Tee on his Ain’t It a Blessing US tour, and check out his current sneaker rotation below in our latest My 5.

Air Jordan 5 “Oreo”

Air Jordan 5 Oreo

Tee Grizzley: You always had to have the new Js when they come out. You always gotta have a crispy pair of white Air Force 1s, or a crispy pair of Timberlands. Hell yeah out there — the day before they come out — dudes would be outside the stores. I was out there a couple times. Actually, the shoe that started it all for me was when the Fusions came out. The Jordan x Air Force 1 Fusions. The first pair, the black and red ones, were the first shoe I ever camped out for.

Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo “Red”

Tee Grizzley: Sports had a big influence on me lately — it was actually what inspired the new single “Win.” They just go hand and hand with the sneakers, you know? You gotta have a good pair of sneakers on when you’re playing sports and that’s what we doing.

Air Jordan 5 Flight Pack “Red Suede”

Air Jordan 5 "Flight Suit"
Air Jordan 5 “Flight Suit”

Tee Grizzley: I like the 5s! I got so many of those in rotation right now [laughs]. The Raging Bull’s though — I ain’t have the package when they came out with the 3M pair, but I do fuck with them. That red suede is hard.

Air Jordan 5 Flight Pack “Blue Suede”

Air Jordan 5 "Blue Suede"Tee Grizzley:  I had to get the red and the blue pairs of those.

Gucci “Blind For Love” High-Top Sneakers

Tee Grizzley: I been into the designer sneakers lately. I wear a lot of Jordans and Nikes regardless but the Guccis have just been hard. I always gotta keep at least one pair around.

Keep up with Tee via Instagram and make sure to keep an eye out for his debut album coming soon.

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Oct 24, 2017
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The Latest adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange Brings Together Packer and Solebox

Image via: adidas

Image via: adidas

The latest installment of adidas Consortium’s ongoing Sneaker Exchange project is a Transatlantic collaboration between two renowned sneaker boutiques: New Jersey’s Packer Shoes and Berlin’s Solebox.
As for the sneaker silhouettes, they take the form of the adidas UltraBOOST Mid and adidas Energy BOOST, both featuring a design inspired by the Silfra Rift, which is where the North America and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, representing where the two continents come together. Expect the Packer x Solebox x adidas Consortium “Silfra Rift” pack to drop exclusively at the partner stores on November 4th. A wider release through global Consortium accounts follows on November 11th.

Release Dates:
11/4/17 (Saturday) – Packer and Solebox 
11/11/17 (Saturday) – Global Consortium accounts

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Oct 23, 2017
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Scottish Shoe Designer Shelves Big Brands to Launch Own Sneaker

Making it into the shoe industry is not easy. Big brands see hundreds of applications hit their info box each day with only so many jobs to go around. So, how do you get your foot in the door? Well, one way (also the hardest way) is to do it yourself.

Enter Scottish shoe designer Austin Yule. At only 22 years of age, he’s started the first sneaker company in his homeland with next month’s release of the Arc Originals Outset Vol. 1. Very inspired by retro running, this moss green pair is limited to 100 pairs and shot in Scotland — the place it was birthed in and inspired by.

The shoes launch on November 17th for £95. To pre-order, click here.

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Oct 17, 2017
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Juice and Footpatrol Team Up for the Latest adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange

Image via: adidas

Image via: adidas

This month’s installment of the adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange — the yearlong program that brings together two retailers from different corners of the world — features a meeting of the creative minds from London’s Footpatrol and Hong Kong’s Juice. Together, the shops have reworked two classic adidas models, the Matchcourt Mid and the Handball Top, both featuring richly detailed embroidered artwork reminiscent of vintage souvenir jackets. The Matchcourt Mid, carrying a black canvas upper with ornate embroidery on the medial and lateral sides, is distinguished by heel zip detailing and a rubber toe cap.
Its Handball Top counterpart has a royal blue suede upper, adorned with
pony hair 3-stripes on the lateral side, faux snakeskin 3-stripes on the medial side, and embroidered artwork on the lining. Each pair retails for 0 and the pack arrives with a corresponding collection of bespoke souvenir merchandise, including lighters, ashtrays, umbrellas, half-half scarves, plates, posters, postcards and more. 

The pack will be available starting October 28th in-store at Juice and Footpatrol, and online at clot.com and footpatrol.com.
A wider release follows November 4th through global Consortium accounts.

Release Dates:
10/28/17 (Saturday) – Juice and Footpatrol
11/4/17 (Saturday) – Global Consortium accounts

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Oct 17, 2017
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Paul Pierce Talks Making Amends with Ray Allen, Celtic Sneaker Wars & Loving the Nike PG1

After 19 Hall of Fame NBA seasons, 2008 Finals MVP and Boston Celtics second all-time leading scorer in franchise history, Paul Pierce, begins the second chapter of his illustrious career – as an NBA Analyst for ESPN. Pierce, retiring after the close of the 2016-17 season, will now appear on ESPN’s The Jump and NBA Countdown pre-game and halftime shows through the course of the season.

The Kansas Jayhawks product with roots in Inglewood, California, can’t remember a time when basketball wasn’t at the center of his life. After entering the NBA in 1998 as a lottery pick to the Celtics, Pierce was a perennial All-Star before teaming with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen during the 2007-08 season that resulted in an NBA championship. But after a stint in Brooklyn alongside Garnett with the Nets, then in Washington with the Wizards and Los Angeles with the Clippers — nearly two decades of getting buckets — “The Truth” is trading in his uniform for a suit; a job for which he’s proven his worth over the last two years sitting in with the ESPN crew during their NBA Finals coverage.

During a media conference call for the network, the first in which Pierce has participated, he discussed how different his Boston “Big Three” is from the modern-day version featuring Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Al Horford.

“Our situation was unique,” Pierce said of his experience. “We came together and did it in one year even though we had all new faces. That’s hard to do.” Chemistry, and health, are critical even when you have three All-Stars. Pierce said that he was lucky to have the team he did, which is why when recently in Japan at the same time with former teammate Ray Allen, the two talked and made amends after a pretty public fallout due to Allen leaving the team for greener pastures to play alongside LeBron James and Chris Bosh in Miami.

“I just saw an opportunity, when I was able to see him, to kind of bury the hatchet, put it all behind us.” More than just teammates, Pierce is happy to again have a relationship with someone he has long considered a good friend. “I was just excited because the funny thing, our families, our wives still have a relationship, and our kids — you know, we did things together with our kids. So it was more than just a working relationship. We were all like brothers and friends, and it was just like, you know what, I’m pretty much over it.”

The new look Celtics are heavy favorites to challenge the Cavaliers for the Eastern Conference crown, largely due to aforementioned newcomers Irving and Hayward. Pierce says he believes they’ll have a great shot, much of which he says won’t be solely based on basketball but friendship. He reminisced on his good old days in Boston and the sneaker wars with his All-Star riddled cast. ” I was on a team that had probably like three or four guys with their own signature shoe. And that’s something we used to compare. I remember us comparing our shoes every All-Star — me, Rondo, Kevin, and Ray. We always took pictures of our shoes. So everybody would post a picture of the shoes up. It was a lot of fun, man.”

Pierce, a longtime Swoosh faithful, wore Nike throughout his years at Kansas and of course his own shoes as a professional – the Nike Air Max P and Air Legacy respectively. Nowadays he’s very much a fan of both the Nike PG1 and the Nike Kyrie 3. “I like Paul George’s shoe. I got a couple pair of those already. I like his shoe. Or the Kyrie Irving signature. I like Kyrie’s shoes a lot too.”

Paul Pierce

Be sure to catch Paul Pierce this Wednesday, October 18, during ESPN’s season-opening doubleheader starting with the Philadelphia 76ers vs. the Washington Wizards at 7pm ET, followed by the Minnesota Timberwolves vs. the San Antonio Spurs at 9:30pm ET.

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