words & images // Nick DePaula
With 20 minutes on the clock to quickly pack a set of sneakers before taking off for the airport, assymetry and comfort were the themes that first came to mind for the trip to Washington D.C. to soak in Nike's World Basketball Festival.
That's because assymetric lacing is one of the best design cues ever. (And comfortable shoes are always good too.)
Nothing tops the original Shake Ndestrukt when it comes to cool lacing, and it seemed like just the right time to break out this Dennis-approved OG pair.
Earlier in the week, I just so happened to be looking through old folders of Team USA photos to prep for this comprehensive post when I stumbled upon GP in the classic Zoom Gloves. I unloaded my black pair long ago, but luckily still have a pair of GP's PEs from his 2006 championship season with the Heat.
From there (and with a few minutes to spare), things are pretty straightforward. Even though it's now over a decade old, the Air Presto is still, in my opinion, the most comfortable shoe ever made. This "2000 USA" version made for the Sydney Games seemed to make sense in keeping with the Olympic theme of the summer, and they sure came in handy this morning roaming around town and for a much-needed trip to the hotel gym.
Lastly, All Courts are my go-to shoe whenever I need something easy to kick around. The olive Twists are one of my favorite releases in years, and the all-Cheetah pair isn't very far behind.
Oh, and excuse the sweet hotel carpeting.
You can check out more past SC Team Rotations here.