Nike Air Max Darwin 360 – Red/Black/Grey

Nike Air Max Darwin 360 – Red/Black/Grey

words // Brandon Richard

A modern interpretation of Dennis Rodman’s signature shoe from 1994, the Nike Air Max Darwin 360 arrives in a bold Chicago Bulls-inspired colorway. Featuring a black ballistic mesh base with a bright red synthetic overlay, this sport inspired Nike shoe gets a little help from large white inverted Swoosh branding on the lateral ankle, as well as grey on the lace loops, inner lining and pull-tab. Black returns for the midsole and 360-Max Air bag, while a grey rubber outsole caps off the look below.

The latest colorway of these reinvented Rodmans is available now at Eastbay.

Available: Nike Air Max Darwin 360 – Red/Black/Grey

Nike Air Max Darwin 360 Red Black Grey 511492-600

Nike Air Max Darwin 360 – Dark Grey/Total Orange

Nike Air Max Darwin 360 – Dark Grey/Total Orange

words // Luis Sanchez

Dennis Rodman’s on-court Nike Basketball shoes receive an updated twist and have hit Eastbay in this all new grey-based build.

Re-tooling the all time classic Darwin, Nike Sportswear added their go-to 360 Max Air bag to the classic style. A combination of Stealth Grey and Dark Grey handle most of the upper on these, composed of both mesh and suede. White takes care of the Swoosh on these, while Total Orange handles the liner, heel pull-tab and 360 Max Air bag below.

Pick-up this latest colorway of the Max Darwin 360 from Eastbay today.

Available: Nike Air Max Darwin 360 – Dark Grey/Total Orange

Eastbay Memory Lane: Converse Basketball 1998

Eastbay Memory Lane: Converse Basketball 1998

words // Nick Engvall

With the Converse Remix stirring up memories of Chuck Taylor Moments for me last week, when I started looking for inspiration for this week’s Eastbay Memory Lane post, Converse was fresh in my memory. Although the Chuck Taylor All-Star is one of the greatest shoes of all time, it’s been a challenge for Converse over the years, to make any changes to the classic silhouette. Most people that love Chucks, myself included, seem to be pretty stubborn when it comes to tweaks and variations to our beloved All-Stars.

There have been a couple of times that the revisited or remixed design of the Converse All-Star lineup, has really grabbed some of the dedicated Chuck Taylor followers. For me, it was back in 1997-1998, when Dennis Rodman signed with Converse. “The Worm” had his own signature model, the Converse All-Star Rodman. The design inspired by Rodman’s personality, and creative ways he found to express himself, was probably one of the most accurate sneaker representations of a player’s “personality,” ever.

Although I was always a fan of the crazy antics of Dennis Rodman and his unpredictable nature, it was another design from that era that wore the Chuck Taylor All-Star logo on the ankle, which really grabbed my attention. The Converse All-Star 2000 was made of a quality tumbled leather and neoprene/mesh sockliner that made it one of the more comfortable shoes to play in. There were a number of colorways released, but the White based version with Blue accents featured an Ice blue sole that made it all the more appealing. Perhaps it was because, at that time, Converse hadn’t really done many clear soled designs that made this colorway stand out, or more likely, it was because the price drops put them in my range.

Either way, it’s one of those often-overlooked designs, that stuck with me through the years. It epitomizes one of the things that is great about sneakers. That with all of the designs that are released, everyone has their own individual experiences, memories, and favorites that make us all uniquely similar.

Converse Basketball - Eastbay Memory Lane