words // Zack Schlemmer
It's time for this week's look at sneaker finds on eBay. Since today is Charles Barkley's birthday, we had to look for some Barkley related items and came up with a couple, including one of his lesser known signature sneakers, the Nike Air Super CB. As for the Fakes of the Week, we found one of the most offensive Air Jordan XI bootlegs you'll ever see. Don't say I didn't warn you!
The holy grail of adidas Basketball shoes! This seller keeps popping up in here almost every week, and this may be the best we've seen from him yet with the Dikembe Mutombo signature shoe from 1993 in pristine condition. This is the colorway that Dikembe wore on court in all of its original glory.
Vintage Deadstock of the Week
Like the introduction paragraph says, today is Charles Barkley's birthday so we had to throw in a Sir Charles signature shoe this week. What we found was one of his lesser known and last signature models with Nike, the Air Super CB from 1997. This shoe that Chuck wore late in his career with the Rockets is available in deadstock condition for a reasonable price considering its rarity and the fact that it will probably never get retroed.
Steal of the Week
The Zoom Courtposite tennis shoe is the Foamposite shoe that you may not have known existed. From 2002, Andre Agassi's Courtposite was an obscure member of the Alpha project featuring Foamposite technology not for a basketball shoe, but for tennis. You "Foamheads" can grab this pair in a size 10.5 for only $120.
T-Shirt of the Week
Also in celebration of the Chucksters birthday, here is an awesome vintage Nike Barkley t-shirt featuring a very loud design with a large back print of him throwing it down.
Fakes of the Week
If there was a sneaker jail, the bootlegger who created these pukey mustard XI's would definitely be serving a life sentence! The description says that these would "make a great gift for anyone you may know". Um, no!!!
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