People often ask me (i.e., my kids) why I always wear Nike or Converse basketball sneakers, and I explain that it’s because I like to promote the Black Fives brand that those two great companies have represented so well through their licensed Black Fives products.
But … those aren’t the only brands I’ve ever worn for basketball footwear. I recall that during part of college, my favorite basketball kicks were tthe original Adidas Shelltoes.
Here’s evidence, below, from my college yearbook. This was a group photo of the Carnegie Mellon University Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, to which I belonged.
A close up view. From what I remember, these were awesome on the court!
(Note that I’m also wearing my Concord-Carlisle High School Patriots football hoody, #81 of course, which was my number, not my “Class of”.)
Do you have any Shelltoe memories?
Thanks for letting me share this throwback moment!