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06/01/2018 Shoes no responses

Nike’s Best LeBron Spots

We Are All Witnesses

In 2007, skeptics thought Nike was crazy for paying a high school basketball player a $90 million endorsement deal before his playing a single professional game.  Fifteen NBA seasons into his illustrious career, Nike’s faith in LeBron James was wise. As LeBron embarks on his 8th consecutive trip to the NBA Finals it’s fun to see the creativity Nike and its agency, Wieden and Kennedy has used to commemorate many chapters, sneaker releases and achievements of LBJ’s career in Miami and Cleveland.

I’d like to pay homage to my favorite player and brand by looking at Nike’s best LeBron spots.
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5.  LeBron in Miami

4. Witness

3.  Chalk

2. The Chosen One

1.  Cleveland’s 1st Championship!

09/13/2015 Shoes no responses

Agassi – Loud & Bright

Agassi – Loud & Bright

Andre Agassi’s embarrassing account of his former wife, Brook Shields insisting he wear platform shoes in order to match her height on their wedding day is hilarious. This, along with many other self deprecating stories make up his tell all autobiography, Open. Continue reading

Here’s a variety of neon/ day glow sneakers that are sure to lively up your day.

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08/18/2015 Shoes no responses

Who’s Ronnie Fieg?

Who’s Ronnie Fieg?

Ronnie Fieg has become a household name in the sneaker industry from his extensive list of designs (“collaborations”) on brands like Asics, New Balance, Clarks and Sebago. He uses a variety of materials and colors to give his shoes a tone of subtle, street style elegance.
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08/17/2015 Shoes no responses

Stumbling upon New Balance

NewBalanceNathan Duel’s NY Times “Letter of Recommendation” details a history with New Balance. He describes a preconception of the running shoe company before his eventual development of a brand loyalist perspective.  Continue reading

08/10/2015 Shoes one response #

Kyrie Has Arrived – He has a shoe

Kyrie Has Arrived – He has a shoe

At times during the 2013‐2014 NBA season Kyrie Irving was the subject of much criticism and scorn team and league-wide. Despite having earned All-Star Game MVP honors, many judged the extremely talented point guard as a malcontent.

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08/10/2015 Shoes no responses #

Top 3 – My Favorite Shoes

Top 3 – My Favorite Shoes

1.  As a native Clevelander I was ecstatic with LeBron’s “I’m coming home!” decision. I soaked up the incessant coverage of this feel good story from the beginning and was thrilled with the assurance of relevancy his decision bore to the lowly Cavaliers.

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