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An MLB Footwear Controversy from 1967

Jerry Wolper, our resident newspaper historian, recently turned up another uni-related story from journalism’s digital archives. This one dates back to 1967 and involves Maury Wills, who at the time …

Something Up His Sleeve

Remember when we recently talked about Kevin Durant’s new signature footwear blurring the line between sneaker and sock? He blurred it a lot more seriously during pregame warm-ups for last …

Is It a Shoe, a Sock, a Sleeve, or All Three?

Nike released Kevin Durant’s latest signature shoe yesterday, the KD8 Elite. I don’t usually delve into the world of sneakers, but this one has an interesting wrinkle that merits further …

Blood Coming Out of Their Whatever

When the Diamondbacks revealed their new uniforms in December, my basic take was, “All signs point to disaster, but first let’s see how it looks on the field.” With pitchers …

Meanwhile, at the Home Run Derby…

Click to enlarge As you know, cubs are ferocious, rabid beasts that snarl like the demon hellspawn they are. They stalk the landscape in zombie-like packs, striking fear into the …

The White Shoe Chronicles, Continued

TBig Uni Watch day over on ESPN, as my annual MLB season preview is up, and so is an interview I did with the guy who’s selling that vintage Mets …

Scipio Spinks: The Lone White-Shod Cardinal

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from Wally Campbell, who’s written an excellent piece about the one St. Louis Cardinals player to wear white shoes in 1972. Wally …

Kickin’ It in NYC

By Phil Hecken As you all know (or should know) the NBA All Star Game is tonight, in Madison Square Garden, and we already know what the teams will wear. …

Probably the Only Sneaker Entry I’ll Ever Write

I’ve been wearing Chucks since college and see no reason to stop now. I recently got a new pair and noticed two changes to the sneaker’s classic design. I suspect …

Monday Morning Uni Watch

In the latest case of an unnecessary soap opera that made me feel like a few of my brain cells were dying off, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had planned …

Giving New Meaning to the Term ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’

Bizarre scene last night in San Antonio, as Spurs guard Manu Ginóbili’s left sneaker gave out (or, in the somewhat hyperbolic parlance of the broadcasters in the video shown above, …

Kickin’ It in the Big Easy

By Phil Hecken Well — it’s that time of year again. The time of year I turn the reins over to Uni Watch’s favorite Sneakerhead, Matt Powers, who is here …

These Boots Were Made for Talking: An Interview With Barry Brite

Before we dive into today’s lengthy content, just want to mention that I have an ESPN piece today about Wes Welker’s new helmet — look here. Now then: I always …

The Best Argument Ever Against (or Maybe For) Pajama Pants

The top photo shows the cleats that Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino wore for last night’s World Series game. The screen shot below that shows how those cleats looked during …

Another Battle in the White War of ’67

I’ve written before about the “White War” of 1967, which found the Washington Senators protesting the Kansas City Athletics’ use of white shoes by wearing white accessories of their own. …