words // Zack Schlemmer

We start out this week's Kicks on Cards Collection with today's big sneaker release, the Reebok Kamikaze II on the feet of none other than Shawn Kemp.  Here we see the Reignman grabbing a rebound in his infamous second signature sneaker  from 1995 that re-released for the first time ever today.  The highly anticipated shoe that fans have been waiting years for a chance to get their hands on again in the original "Sonics" colorway sold out promptly this morning, so congratulations if you acquired a pair (unless you're a reseller). 

Speaking of retros, we go next to a shoe that is rumored to be releasing later this year to sure amounts of hype: the White/Black/Taxi Air Jordan XII, worn here by Michael Jordan's then teammate Brian Williams.  Being MJ's teammate had many obvious advantages, including getting laced with the best shoes of the time.  (See also: Toni Kukoc and Ron Harper) 

We finish this week out with three Nike Basketball classics, starting with Charles Barkley in the Air Force 180.  Two of the best on-court kicks from 1995 and 1996 round out the week, with Mitch Richmond in the Zoom Flight '95 and Lorenzen Wright (R.I.P.) in the Air Max Uptempo '96.  Have a favorite sneaker in this week's collection?

 

Shawn Kemp -- Rebok Kamikaze II

 

Brian Williams -- Air Jordan XII "Taxi"

 

Charles Barkley -- Nike Air Force 180

 

Mitch Richmond -- Nike Zoom Flight 95

 

Lorenzen Wright -- Nike Air Max Uptempo '96