Throw It Back with the Nike Shox BB4 ‘Metallic Silver’
There were few things on the hardwood more exciting than Vince Carter in the early 2000’s. Half man, half amazing, Carter single-handedly put the Toronto Raptors on the map. The uniforms, the kicks, ‘Vinsanity’ was the personification of cool. Before Carter kicks off his historic 24th season (will be the first player to ever play in four decades), Nike is delighting us with a special treat, the Shox BB4 ‘Metallic Silver.’ Carter debuted the model in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Where he famously ‘posterized’ Frédéric Weis. The dunk is widely regarded as the best in-game dunk ever. Talking to Nike News VC said this: “the success of the dunk started the legend of the shoes. But I myself went to another level with them, too. I became a star player in the BB4.”
Safe to say that Shox BB4 helped birth a star. So ahead of its time, the model fits in perfectly with what you see in the NBA today. Like the original, the premium leather upper comes in Black and Metallic Silver. The iconic Shox technology is draped in purple. This colorway is perfect for those throwback Raptors jerseys and shorts.