We are introducing Bring ‘Em Back. It’s a brand new series where we take a quick trip through time and reminisce about the footwear from our past that we’d love to own again.
The idea had been brewing in my head for months as I’ve reflected on the state of things in sneakers. As each new-generation sneaker is leaked and unveiled, the Internet is a place that often instantly breeds hatred for all things new while, at the same time, asking for new things to be created. This may be hindering the creativity that was once commonplace within the sneaker industry.
There was a time when innovation was truly innovative and shoes were way ahead of their time — and most of those still are today. That was also back when shoes weren’t just filler within a quarterly release schedule. Each model released had a purpose and a drive. The drive was to kick the competition’s ass. Reebok. adidas. FILA. Converse. AND1. Nike. The Air Jordan. Signature sneaker or not, nearly every release had an impact on someone.
Unfortunately, those days are dead and gone. However, we’re asking to Bring ‘Em Back!
Hopefully you enjoy the first two videos and feel free to share your thoughts below. Stay tuned as there are plenty more sneakers that we’d like to see brought back.