Sneaker Blowout Becomes Corporate Theater

Click to enlarge

Surreal moment in the opening minute of last night’s UNC/Duke game, as Duke forward Zion Williamson — widely assumed to be the first pick in the 2019 NBA draft — planted his left foot and then took a tumble as his sneaker came apart. He left the […]

It’s Back! Kickin’ It 2019 – Your NBA ASG Sneaker Guide

By Phil Hecken, with Matthew Weidner Follow @PhilHecken !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=”//”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);

Well, it’s that time of year again: time to see the shoes the NBA All Stars will be wearing for the big game today. After a two-year hiatus, the “sneaker guide” is back. Long time readers will remember I used to do this post […]

Uni Watch Cold Case File: Some Very Odd Super Bowl Shoes

Click to enlarge

My Uni Watch Super Bowl Preview was published yesterday on ESPN. Shortly after it was posted, I learned about an interesting Rams-related tidbit that would surely have been included in the ESPN piece if I had known about it. But since it’s too late for that, we […]

Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down

Paul here, pinch-hitting today for Phil, who has this weekend off. Yesterday I asked if anyone know more about straight-on football placekickers who tied the toe of their cleats to the back of their calf to make the toe point more upward. About half a dozen readers pointed me toward the photo you see […]