Michael Jordan’s greatness did many things for the game of basketball, but his legacy might actually be more lasting elsewhere. The Sneakerhead Subculture spawned by Air Jordans is something I don’t understand, but a very good friend of mine does. Here’s a look at what the Wildcats have been wearing so far. Some may think, “They’re just shoes,” these Cats have assembled quite the rare collection.
Isaiah Briscoe’s Military Blue Jordan Retro IV’s
They look a little “Carolina-y” but you can’t be mad since that blue is technically “military blue” (whatever that means). Regardless, I’ve always been a big fan of the IV’s, but they don’t look like the most basketball-savvy shoe.
Dominique Hawkins’ UK Away LeBron Soldier 8
The UK Home LeBron Soldier 8’s by Marcus Lee
Tyler Ulis’ UK Blue Jordan XI’s
They’re rare like Mr. Clean with hair. These custom kicks came from the same guy that made Calipari’s Hall of Fame sneakers. Unfortunately they don’t fit into my price range or I’d find a pair to fit on my feet. If you don’t agree, take a closer look.
There’s a lot more to look at after the jump.
Alex Poythess is in the Navy Blue LeBron 7’s. The other white jersey behind him is Jamal Murray, rocking Columbia Jordan Retro XI’s (even though it’s hard to tell).
Against Illinois State Poythress wore a custom pair of Kobe 9 High’s. Skal had the UK Home Nike Hyperchase and Isaiah Briscoe rocked a pair of white/silver CPIII VIII’s.
A closer look at Briscoe’s clean kicks.
Charles Matthews donned the UK Home 2014 Nike Hyperdunks while Derek Willis rocked the UK Away Nike Hyperchase.