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April 21st
Flight School: Converse Magic USA
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In this edition of Flight School, we take it back to the heyday of one of basketball history’s shining moments. In 1992, Magic Johnson announced his sudden retirement from the NBA. The news shocked the world and left fans in disarray that they were to never see “Magic” on the […]

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January 6th
Flight School: Reebok S. Carter
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Digging through the crates of sneaker archives for this week’s Flight School, we stumbled upon the Reebok S. Carter, a boundary-breaking and well-hyped sneaker by Jay Z. To take you down memory lane, the S. Carter marked the first time Reebok made a shoe endorsed by an entertainer. The terms […]

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November 18th
Flight School: Reebok Pumps
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The Reebok Pumps were released in 1989 with the television ad campaign with the tagline “Pump Up, Air Out.” Reebok, at competition with Nike during that era with Michael Jordan sporting the Swoosh, created the Reebok Pumps which reached modest popularity around the world. The shoe features the iconic tongue […]

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October 14th
Flight School: Nike Air Assault
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First released in 1988, the Nike Air Assault has a very bold high cut, a very wide and sturdy Air Jordan III sole and midsole. While mostly flying under the radar, the shoe was re-released in 2007 and many sneakerheads were displeased with the updated design changes in the newer […]

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September 30th
Flight School: adidas Crazy 8
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What some remember as the adidas KB8, the adidas Crazy 8 has taken over. Originally Kobe Bryant’s first shoe when he joined the league in 1997, the adidas Crazy 8 was an incredible success when released because of its design and $100 price point. Since then Kobe Bryant has left […]

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August 30th
Flight School: Nike Air Zoom LeBron IV
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With many signature sneaker collections not making it past one or two sneakers, Nike has struck gold once again with LeBron James. While Nike gears up to release the 11th sneaker in LeBron’s series, the Nike Air Zoom LeBron IV remains one of the most memorable in the collection. The […]

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July 29th
Flight School: New Balance 590
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When you first hear the brand New Balance, you probably think casual, comfort, trainers, simple, and maybe even Made in the USA.  The last thing you’d probably think of?  Basketball.  Yup, that’s right.  New Balance once made a basketball sneaker, and arguably one of the best basketball sneakers ever to […]

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July 10th
Flight School: Reebok Swingman
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In the midst of Reebok’s current retro releases, we dedicate this Flight School to a sneaker that critics label as one of the best Reebok sneakers of all time among the Answers, Omni Pumps and the Kamikazes.  Released in 1995, the Swingman was a new dimension to Reebok basketball.  With […]

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