Ever since KICKS 3 (summer 2000), each issue of the annual sneaker mag—KICKS 10 not included—has contained two or three new inductions into the KICKS Hall of Fame, where footwear legends past and present are honored. This may not be fresh material for those of you who’ve been copping the mag since before the new millennium hit, but for the younger heads, we’re posting the entire HOF online over the course of the next few weeks. (It’ll be archived under the KICKS tab above.) Enjoy, and don’t forget: KICKS 14 is on sale now! —Ed.
Originally published in KICKS 14
by Chris O’Leary / @olearychris
It isn’t often you see a press conference called over a sneaker. But early in December, 2008, that’s exactly what Kobe Bryant and Nike did.
Despite the scarcity of conferences, it still would have been easy to brush it off as an elaborate attempt to generate hype for Bryant’s fourth sneaker with Nike. But then, over the course of a short webcast intro, Mamba and the Swo...