Another shoe that came with multiple amounts of parts was the Zoom Haven. Born under Nike’s Alpha Project, it had an exoskeleton shell that made it unique. There were several amazing Co.JP colorways that were only released in Japan, but if you were lucky enough, some helpful soul could get you a pair. Or you could have scored some on eBay. The low profile cross trainer might not have won a wide number of fans, but the shoe has its hardcore followers.
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There was a bevy of athletes getting their own signature shoes back in the ‘90s. You can thank that mostly to the success happening with Nike and its Air Jordan line at the time. However, it’s easy to miss a signature shoe when it’s not from players like Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley or Penny Hardaway, just to name a few. One of the wildest kicks out of the ‘90s signature boom was the adidas Mutombo. Developed for eight-time All-Star center Dikembe Mutombo, the design of the shoe was inspired by his African heritage. It came with a shield on the tongue and Congo patterns on the upper. There was even a full line of apparel to match. Sleep on these next time they get retried? No, no, no!
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The ’90s were a great time for sneakers. Companies were releasing different models in various colorways. Professional athletes were getting blessed left and right with their own signature kicks. With so much being released, it was easy for pairs to fly past your radar undetected. Sometimes you just slept on a couple designs, but later realized how amazing the design was after the shoe was long gone from the clearance rack.
One of the most underrated kicks of the decade had to be the Nike Air Raid, which is releasing this Saturday at Champs Sports. With the “Peace” colorway release almost here, as well as the “Peace” colorway of the AF1, we take a look at other slept-on shoes of the ‘90s. Some shoes are just instant classics, others take a little bit of time to get to that level. These are the sneakers that fall in the latter part of the category. There are quite a few, and not all were Nikes. Good luck hunting a few of these down.
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