A Different Divine Nine: The Women Who Had Signature Shoe Lines Share The Experience From Getting The News Of A Deal To The Details Of The Design Process, These Special Players Recall Their Top Sneaker Moments

Every sneakerhead remembers their first favorite pair of shoes. While it’s been more than two decades in some cases, the short list of WNBA stars who received their own signature shoe during their playing careers can still recall every meeting, every last detail and the emotion that came along with the launch of their namesake sneakers. It all began with Sheryl Swoopes’ groundbreaking Nike Air Swoopes in 1995, with several…

September 23, 2021

The Complete History Of Signature Sneakers In The WNBA Since The League’s Debut 25 Years Ago, Nine Women Have Laced Up A Shoe Bearing Their Names. Here Are Their Stories.

Rebecca Lobo tried. But even she couldn’t remember the entire list. In April, before the start of the WNBA’s 25th anniversary season, the retired hoops legend-turned-broadcaster took on a trivia question most can’t answer: Who are the nine players in WNBA history who had a signature basketball sneaker? “I’m surprised there’s only nine,” Lobo told The Undefeated. “Sheryl [Swoopes], obviously. I had one. … Did Dawn Staley have one? ……

September 22, 2021

How Adidas Is Finding Its Way With Its 2021 Draft Class And Its Move To LA ‘We Will Create Culture Together, And If You Give Me Some Time, I Will Pursue Greatness Like Them’

August 23, 2021

Once the second half of the Houston Rockets’ opening summer league game got underway, it didn’t take second overall pick Jalen Green long to get going. Just after his veering step-back 3 on the left wing cashed out, Green leaned down like he’d done so many times before, held out three fingers and celebrated as he ran back up the court. He hadn’t even played 20 minutes of pro exhibition…


How Aleali May Became The Queen Of Air Jordans Behind The 29-Year-Old Designer’s Journey With The Jordan Brand To Her Latest Collaboration – The “Fortune” Air Jordan 14

August 20, 2021

Aleali May has made a habit of writing out any and all aspirations that pop into her mind. The 29-year-old model, stylist and fashion designer from South Central Los Angeles, even has a name for the random thoughts she jots down. “Manifestations,” she calls them, in hopes they ultimately materialize. “After I write my manifestations, I always sign the bottom and put the date,” said May via Zoom in early…


Sheryl Swoopes And The Legacy Of Her Signature Shoe Twenty-Five Years Ago, The Launch Opened The Path For More WNBA Players To Receive This Prestigious Honor

August 12, 2021

As the Tokyo Olympics came to a close over the weekend, the dominance of the U.S. women’s basketball team was on full display, continuing one of the greatest dynasties in sports with a seventh straight gold medal. It’s been a 25-year run of excellence that began with the 1996 roster which made its mark at the Summer Games in Atlanta. When the current faces of the WNBA donned a special…


The Most Impactful Sneakers In The History Of USA Men’s Basketball From Barcelona To Tokyo, Team USA Has Been Lacing Up Olympic Heat For Decades

August 11, 2021

Ever since NBA players first participated in the Olympic Games nearly 30 years ago, the global stage has not only helped to grow the game of basketball, it has also served as a launchpad for some of the industry’s most iconic sneakers and technologies. Once Michael Jordan draped an American flag over his right shoulder to obstruct the logo on the team’s Reebok warmups during the 1992 gold medal ceremony,…