Finish Line » Chris Webber http://blog.finishline.com Finish Line's Blog Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:21:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.7 Kicks on Cards Collection: March Madness Edition http://blog.finishline.com/2015/04/01/kicks-on-cards-collection-march-madness-edition/ http://blog.finishline.com/2015/04/01/kicks-on-cards-collection-march-madness-edition/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:31:12 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=43134 We’re now deep into March Madness, with only the Final Four remaining until it’s narrowed down to two for next Monday’s NCAA men’s basketball championship game. Will Kentucky cruise to victory and complete their perfect season, or will Michigan State, Duke, or Wisconsin off an upset? While we all wait with anticipation for this year’s outcome, in the meantime you can check out a very special Kicks on Cards Collection filled with nothing but vintage college basketball shots.

Former Purdue star of the late 1980s and early ‘90s Jimmy Oliver leads off this all-college cardboard set, wearing the Nike Air Force V. The super high top of the Air Force V from 1990 was a popular option for many forwards and centers at the time, but perhaps due to its utilitarian, no-frills design, it’s never been selected for a retro. Vintage shots like this may unfortunately be the only way we will ever get to appreciate the sneaker again.

Jimmy Oliver Nike Air Force V Kicks on Cards

Next up is a famous college player from a famous college team in a shoe that was partially made famous by both said player and team: Chris Webber of the Fab Five in the Nike Air Flight Huarache. Is this not the coolest college basketball card ever?

Chris Webber Nike Air flight Huarache Michigan Fab Five

If C-Webb skying for a dunk in the Huaraches doesn’t impress you, then perhaps this next card will. What we have here is a young Jerry Stackhouse at UNC wearing the OG Carolina blue Air Jordan 10 in not only one, but two photos for double the fun.

Jerry Stackhouse Air Jordan 10 North Carolina

Next is a two-for-one special of awesome on-court sneaker sightings, with Michael Finley in the Nike Air Up and an unidentifiable Michigan player in the Nike Air Max2 Uptempo.

Michael Finley Nike Air Up Kicks on Cards

And just so we don’t forget about the ladies, too, we’ll close out the college collection with UCONN legend Rebecca Lobo in the Reebok Kamikaze. Look closely and you’ll see the entire Connecticut bench also wearing them.

Rebecca Lobo Reebok Kamikaze Kicks on Cards

That does it for this special NCAA edition of the Kicks on Cards Collection. Good luck to all of you with some teams still left alive in your bracket, and don’t forget to tune into the Finish Line Blog every Wednesday for more cardboard sneaker sightings. Also be sure to check out the full Kicks on Cards site for much more sneaker nostalgia.

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Kicks on Cards Collection: The Forgotten Original Nike Air Flight Huarache http://blog.finishline.com/2015/02/25/kicks-on-cards-collection-the-forgotten-original-nike-air-flight-huarache/ http://blog.finishline.com/2015/02/25/kicks-on-cards-collection-the-forgotten-original-nike-air-flight-huarache/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:42:20 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=41283 Kicks on Cards is back once again with another five-pack of vintage trading cards with sightings of your favorite classic sneakers. This week we’ll get started with a forgotten volume of the Nike Huarache history: the original red-accented colorway of the Nike Air Flight Huarache. Of course, everybody knows the iconic white/purple/blue look of the original Huarache basketball shoe, and most even know about the OG black colorway—which is available from Finish Line right now—but few are aware of this third, lesser seen original colorway.

Stacey Augmon in Nike Air Flight Huarache

After Stacey Augmon helps drop some Huarache knowledge, we go to Chris Webber in the Flight Huarache’s bigger, beefier, and multi-strapped brethren, the Nike Air Unlimited from 1994. The super high-topped hoops shoe with a neoprene bootie modeled after Huaraches ensured a lockdown fit with four velcro straps on each shoe.

Chris Webber with Nike Air Unlimited

Sir Charles in Jordans? That’s exactly what we have next, with Charles Barkley spotted in the Air Jordan XIV late in his career with the Houston Rockets.

Charles Barkley in Jordan 14

Reebok heads will remember this one: the Reebok Rafter from 1996. Here we see Dana Barros in the classic hoops shoe with the unique pull-string fit system at the rear ankle. Also note Dana’s mismatched white and black laces.

Dana Barros in Reebok Rafter

Closing this week’s collection is the obscure Charles Smith in a shoe that’s unjustly obscure and mostly forgotten, the awesome Nike Air MZ3 from 1997.

Charles Smith in Nike Air Mz3

Stay tuned for more Kicks on Cards every Wednesday here at the Finish Line Blog, and be sure to check out the full Kicks on Cards site for much more sneaker nostalgia.

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Dada Supreme CDubbz: 10-Year Anniversary http://blog.finishline.com/2013/04/19/dada-supreme-cdubbz-10-year-anniversary/ http://blog.finishline.com/2013/04/19/dada-supreme-cdubbz-10-year-anniversary/#comments Fri, 19 Apr 2013 18:00:49 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=8002 Outside of Jordan Brand and Nike, not too many sneakers go away and are brought back from retirement. So it was a pleasant surprise when Dada decided that the Supreme CDubbz Hi was due for a comeback after 10 years on the retirement shelves.

 

Originally sported by Mr. CDubb himself (Chris Webber), the Supreme CDubbz Hi popped up on the scene with a mashup of materials, using leather, patent leather and a woodgrain pattern for a classy vibe and look.

 

Chris Webber might have been the most underrated and versatile power forward of all-time, with his signature sneaker the Supreme CDubbz Hi falling right in line with his playing style.

 

Chris Webber may not be able to come back to the hardwood, but his shoes are back for the first time in 10 years, so now’s the best time to score a pair because there’s no telling when we’ll see these again.

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