words_Nick Engvall

When it originally released around the turn of the century, the Tai Chi was arguably one of the most popular basketball shoes of its time. Surrounded by trash talk slogans on AND1 tee shirts, the Tai Chi found itself on the feet of Vince Carter for 2000 Slam Dunk Contest. From that moment on, the shoe became posterized into sneaker culture history.

For a shoe that was inspired by the ancient Chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang, the black and white colorway might be the most fitting colorway to grace the Tai Chi Mid from AND1. It might not be the flashy red and white that Vince Carter wore back in the day, but it represents the balance that is Yin and Yang beautifully, all the way down to the two color laces.

Available for pre-order now: AND1 Tai Chi Mid

AND1 Tai Chi Mid Black/White