words & image // Zack Schlemmer

Earlier this week we saw the Nike Air Darwin on Tuesday's Classic Commercial feature, and for today's Vintage Ad we have the other Dennis Rodman-associated Nike shoe that recently received a modernized redesign from Nike Sportswear, the Air Shake NDESTRUKT.  The Shake released in 1996 and has earned a cult following from many sneaker collectors.  Just like The Worm, the Shake was unlike any other shoe on the court at the time with its asymmetrical lacing, a rugged outsole, and large Swoosh with jeweled "AIR" logo.  Just like any shoe under Nike's NDESTRUKT label, the Shake was suitable for indoor or outdoor play and was built to last. 

This ad features the original white and navy colorway, but Dennis primarily wore a white and red colorway until the 1996 NBA Playoffs where he rocked an all black with white Swoosh colorway en route to the NBA Championship with the Bulls.  The Air Shake is almost undisputedly Rodman's greatest shoe, but where does it rank on your list of greatest basketball shoes of al time?