Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 1/29/13
I never owned a pair of shoes that were the signature footwear for an athlete. That means, no Bo Jacksons, and no Air Jordans. My parents refused to spend that much money on a pair of shoes. Actually, I take that back. I owned a pair of Patrick Ewings. I got them at Florida flea market not too far outside of Daytona. Needless to say, I have never quite understood the desire to collect these shoes. Never bought into the whole “it’s gotta be the shoes” ads, either. But I digress. Prince Fielder of the Detroit Tigers was busy looking for a new shoe prior to last fall’s World Series, and went to fellow Detroiter Eminem for help (Irony in this is that neither of these guys actually live below 8 mile). Marshall Mathers ended up handing Fielder a pair of Air Jordan 4 Retros, the Eminem Encore edition, which were one of 50 pairs ever made. This was all caught on tape for a new web series airing on YouTube called, Detroit Rubber. Eminem produces the show which takes place in Royal Oak, MI, just a few miles outside the city limits of Detroit. It stars the shop owners [...]
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