Basketball shoes have a huge following worldwide, a versatile footwear option that gives supreme comfort, sporting credentials and “great styling”… apparently. Of course when you look back at the roots of most classic sneakers, a huge proportion have been born from the basketball scene. Heck, I have a pair of Adidas Greenstar & Puma Dallas in my treasured collection; both designed specifically for basketball. Plus I’m loving the new generation of high tech basketball shoes, whether that be the Nike Hyperdunk, Lebron Cork’s, Kobe 8’s, etc.
My bug bear seems to be with basketball shoes of the 90’s, an era that I generally feel did not give much to the world of design; don’t get me started on the automotive industry. I came across this web pick through Sneaker Report, and thought to myself “how on earth can people dig these?!”. I do not question the pioneering technology behind these shoes, but aesthetically I’d rather wear a pair of Primarni plimsoles!
It all boils down to taste, and these kicks really do NOTHING for me.