History of Air Jordan 12

History of Air Jordan 12
A 19th Century women’s shoe called the Nisshoki and the Japanese flag were the inspiration behind the Air Jordan 12. The land of the rising sun and its flag at the time with sun rays scattering at different angles were mimicked beautifully on the upper of the Air Jordan 12. Still puzzled? Look at the...

History of Air Jordan 11

History of Air Jordan 11
Perhaps the most famous Jordan of all time, the Air Jordan 11 was Michael Jordan’s shoe for the 1995-1996 NBA season. Initially, the shoe was released in two versions: a) The Mid – Patent Leather b) The Low – Elephant Print aka the IE However, five years later the retro run of the model saw...

History of New Balance

History of New Balance
William J. Riley founded the New Balance Arch Company in 1906 in Boston, Massachusetts. The company manufactured arch supports and orthopedic shoes and focused on this particular niche for most part of the 20th century. Despite decades of consistent high-quality craftsmanship, the company remained a rather unknown entity and an obscure brand to the mass market,...

History of PUMA

History of PUMA
Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik aka Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory was the name they chose for their company that began its operations back in 1924 at Herzogenaurach, Germany. Just 4 years later, Amsterdam was host to the Olympic Summer Games, where majority of the German athletes wore Dassler spikes and won gold medals. The Berlin Olympic games followed...

The History of Nike Air Ship

The History of Nike Air Ship
The Nike Air Ship was the Jordan 1 before the Jordan 1. In reality, this was the very first shoe that Michael Jordan wore on court back in 1984. The Air Ship was basically the blueprint for the Air Jordan 1 and was a mid-top shoe.  It featured a total of 8 eyelets compared to...
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