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    Basketball shoes from your past

    ISUAgronomist's thread on the new Air Jordans got me thinking about what kind of basketball shoes I wore back in high school when kids made such a huge deal about it.

    I wore these one year:

    This was my "be different than everyone" phase, and I completed the retro look with knee-high striped socks, hair down to my shoulders, mutton chop sideburns, and lots of Zeppelin on my Sony Discman. And before you ask, yes, I was made fun of on a near-hourly basis.



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    Re: Basketball shoes from your past

    In our first year with "team shoes", we wore the A.I. Reeboks, when basketball shoes that weren't high-tops were pretty uncommon:




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    Re: Basketball shoes from your past

    These were my favorite from high school. Back when Allen Iverson was the man...




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    Re: Basketball shoes from your past

    My brother had a pair of these:





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    Re: Basketball shoes from your past

    It didn't take me very long to realize that when it came to me and basketball........ the shoe is not the problem. Went to running shoes after that



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    Re: Basketball shoes from your past

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    My brother had a pair of these:

    The Pump!!!

    If you had the Shaq reeboks, you were a bona fide badass:




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    Re: Basketball shoes from your past

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    My brother had a pair of these:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEOq3mOKNy0]Austin Shoe - YouTube[/ame]



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    Re: Basketball shoes from your past

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    It didn't take me very long to realize that when it came to me and basketball........ the shoe is not the problem. Went to running shoes after that
    Same here. I do have a couple pair of customized NikeID's around (spikes & running flats).




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    Re: Basketball shoes from your past

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    In our first year with "team shoes", we wore the A.I. Reeboks, when basketball shoes that weren't high-tops were pretty uncommon:

    I had 4 pairs. I wore them one season, absolutely loved them and bought 3 more pairs on clearance. Those are still the best shoe I've ever work in terms of comfort.

    I should also mention I got made fun of slightly for wearing shoes three years old at one point. It didn't really matter, they only got practice action anyway since I was awful at anything outside of shooting it.


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    Re: Basketball shoes from your past

    I'm 24 and it was all about the Adidas ss2g



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    Re: Basketball shoes from your past

    I had some nike pumps





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    Re: Basketball shoes from your past

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    The Pump!!!

    If you had the Shaq reeboks, you were a bona fide badass:

    LOL. The Shaqnosis. We were playing a tournament in Mason City (beat Horner in the final) and got there and my teammate forgot his shoes at home. He ran to the store up there and came back with those. We gave him so much ****.



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    Re: Basketball shoes from your past

    http://m.nordstrom.com/s/2855511/?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_pla=shoes:men:sneaker&cm_ite=converse_chuck_taylor(r)_high_t op_sneaker:143915&cm_ven=Froogle&mr:trackingCode=DE0A3168-1968-DF11-9DA0-002219319097&mr:referralID=NA



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    Re: Basketball shoes from your past

    My dad gave me a pair of his original Converse all stars when I was in high school, and I wore the crap out of those.



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    Re: Basketball shoes from your past

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
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