words & images // Nick DePaula

After retiring for two years (of which he would like to let you know, there "ain't no worst part about retiring!"), Rasheed Wallace is back at it in the NBA. Whether it's left-handed pre-game shooting or his infamous cut-off sweatpants, the return of Sheed brings with it constant comedy from one of the league's last cult heros.

About the only thing more consistent than spotting Sheed hover around the top of the key to drain threes or yelling out "Ball don't lie!" on a missed free throw is, of course, his Air Force 1 Highs and their dangling straps.

Until this week, Wallace had been dipping into an older stash of AF1 High PEs to start the season, but he recently broke out a new pair for the Knicks' much anticipated "Battle Of The Boroughs" in Brooklyn.

WIth a black leather upper and accents of light photo blue and team orange throughout, you can expect to see these new size 13 "Ones," as he calls them, worn by Wallace for road games during the first half of this season.

They'll remain a player exclusive for now, with no planned release in sight, but we'll be sure to keep you posted once more details around any "Sheed" Air Force 1 High launches become available.