words // Steve Jaconetta

After popular demand, Ewing Athletics made their highly anticipated comeback in 2012. Today we take a look at the lineage of the Ewing Athletics retro series.

Originally worn by NBA Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing. Ewing Athletics launched in 1989 and ran through 1996, spawning over twenty different silhouettes. In the early 2000s, the demand for a Ewing Athletics return began to gain some popularity. Twelve years later, ‘The Comeback’ began. In late September of 2012, Ewing Athletics made its highly anticipated return to retail with two original colorways of the Ewing 33 Hi.

Since then over ten colorways has been retroed, and that’s just for the Ewing 33 Hi. In between, Ewing Athletics has brought back the Focus, Guard, Center Hi and Wrap silhouettes. With only five models retroed to date, Ewing Athletics has plenty more options in their arsenal for future releases.  While we await the launch of the next round, let’s take a look at the history of the Ewing Athletics Retros from their first release up to the most recent retro below.

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing 33 Hi ‘Knicks Home’
1VB90014-136 White/Orange-Blue
09/29/2012

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing 33 Hi
1VB90013-601 Red/Black
09/29/2012

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing 33 Hi ‘Black Leather’
1VB90014-011 Black/White
11/28/2012

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing 33 Hi ‘Knicks Away’
1VB90013-449 Blue/Orange-White
11/28/2012

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing 33 Hi
1VB90013-830 Orange/Blue-White
02/02/2013

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing 33 Hi ‘Georgetown’
1VB90013-472 Navy/Grey
03/30/2013

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing 33 Hi ‘Jamaica’
1VB90014-112 White/Black-Red-Yellow
03/30/2013

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing Focus ‘Knicks Home’
1VB90049-136 White/Orange-Blue
07/06/2013

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing Focus
1VB90049-004 Black/Chinese Red-Castlerock
07/06/2013

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing Focus
1VB90049-124 White/Chinese Red-Black
08/03/2013

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing Focus ‘Knicks Away’
1VB90049-992 Black/Orange-Blue
08/03/2013

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing 33 Hi
1VB90014-108 White/Gum
10/05/2013

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing Guard ‘Sunflower’
1VB90055-704 Sunflower/Black
10/05/2013

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing Guard ‘Knicks Away’
1VB90056-422 Prince Blue/White
10/05/2013

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing 33 Hi
1VB90013-502 Parachute Purple/Black
11/09/2013

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing Guard ‘Knicks Home’
1VB90056-166 White/Prince Blue-Orange
11/09/2013

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing Guard
1VB90055-018 Black/White
11/09/2013

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing Guard ‘Grape’
1VB90055-566 Grape/Scuba-Yellow
11/23/2013

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing Focus ‘Euro’
1VB90049-109 White/Highrise-Black
12/11/2013

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing Guard ‘Euro’
1VB90056-605 Scarlet/White
12/11/2013

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing Guard ‘Euro’
1VB90055-502 Parachute Purple/Black-White
12/11/2013

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing 33 Hi ‘Sunflower’
1VB90013-704 Sunflower/Black
12/14/2013

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing 33 Hi
1VB90013-442 Dazzling Blue/Vibrant Orange-White
12/14/2013

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing 33 Hi ‘Black Suede’
1EW90013-018 Black/White
02/21/2014

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing Focus
1EW90092-602 Chinese Red/Black-White
02/21/2014

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing Guard
1VB90055-830 Orange/White-Blue
02/21/2014

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing 33 Hi ‘St. Patty’s Day’
1EW90013-341 Jellybean/Vibrant Orange-White
03/17/2014

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing Center Hi ‘Knicks Away’
1EW90094-442 Prince Blue/White-Orange
04/14/2014

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing Center Hi
1EW90105-018 Black/White
04/14/2014

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing 33 Hi ‘Biking Red’
1EW90013-602 Biking Red/Black-White
05/16/2014

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing Wrap
1EW90103-968 Black/Baltic-Shocking Orange
06/27/2014

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing Wrap ‘Knicks Home’
1EW90104-166 White/Dazzling Blue-Vibrant Orange
06/27/2014

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing 33 Hi ‘Sky Blue’
1EW90014-413 Etheral Blue/White
08/15/2014

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing Center Hi ‘Georgetown’
1EW90095-068 Highrise/Peacoat-White
08/15/2014

 

Ewing Athletics Ewing Wrap ‘Hornets’
1EW90014-413 White/Biscaybay-Hollyhock
08/15/2014

 

Steve Jaconetta is the Release Dates & Archive Editor of Sole Collector and you can follow him on Twitter here.