As an exclusive for throwback Thursday WorldKickz brings you 5 classic Kickz that have marked the sneaker world from the beginning and still make a statement today.
The Superstar is a basketball shoe manufactured by athletic goods company Adidas since 1969.
In 1983, from Hollis Queens, NY, came Run-D.M.C., a rap group that refused to conform to pop standards by deciding that they would dress on stage the way they dressed on the streets. The trio was most notable for wearing the Superstars without any laces and pushing the tongue of the shoe out.
In the late 1980s, ‘b-boys’ wore the shoes with extra thick laces called “fat laces”, usually matching the color of the laces with the color of the three stripes on their shoe.
From its birth in 1968, when it was worn with distinction at the Mexico Olympics by civil rights icon Tommie Smith, to the 80s when it became synonymous with b-boy culture, the movers and shakers of this world have cut their swathe in the Puma Suede.
NIKE AIRMAX 1
Nike Air Max is a line of shoes first released by Nike, Inc. in 1987. The shoe was originally designed by Tinker Hatfield. Nike has used air cushioning since the “70s, but it was designer Tinker Hatfield’s window to the sole that revealed the visionary technology of the world.
They were first produced in 1917 as the “All Star”, Converse’s attempt to capture the basketball shoe market.Chuck Taylor, a basketball player and shoe salesman for Converse, improved the shoe’s design and became the product’s spokesperson in the 1920s. The design of the Chuck Taylor All-Star has remained largely unchanged since its introduction. The shoes consist of a stitched upper portion, a toe cap usually made of white rubber, and a sole that is usually made of brown rubber.
The Air Jordan 1 was first produced for Michael Jordan in 1984, it was designed by Peter C. Moore, in a red and black color-way match the uniform of the Chicago Bulls, the team for which Michael Jordan played. This red and black color-way was later outlawed by NBA Commissioner David Stern for having very little white on them. Michael Jordan would wear the shoes anyway, and each time he stepped on the court with the Air Jordan 1 he would be fined five thousand dollars.
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