On December 8th, Nike is set to continue following the career of Sir Charles Barkley through their tribute to his days as a Phoenix Sun. While playing in Phoenix, Barkley averaged a double double with 20+ points a game, 10+ rebounds, and 4+ assists. He was selected to the All-Star team all three years he was in Phoenix, averaged nearly 50% from the field, and was selected the NBA MVP in his first year playing for the Suns. He lead the Suns into the play-offs each year only to loose to the Bulls, the Rockets, and the Spurs. Though he continued to post stellar numbers year after year, injuries finally began to take their toll, ultimately limiting Sir Charles from perhaps posting even better numbers.
Though his career as a Phoenix Sun was short, lasting only 3 years, it was memorable. Not only did Barkley play amazing Basketball, his partnership with Nike produced some of the most memorable sneakers of all time, and, brought about the controversial “I’m Not a Role Model” campaign.
Putting all of this together, Nike is set to release several Phoenix Suns inspired Nike Air Force 1s, including, the “Phoenix” Nike Air Force 1 Low CB. The “Phoenix” AF1 features a predominantly Black Nubuck upper, a Purple Swoosh with Orange contrast stitching, a Purple ankle, a Black midsole with Orange contrast stitching, and a Purple outsole.
The “Phoenix” Nike Air Force 1 Low CB, along with several other Phoenix inspired Nike Air Force 1s, is officially set to release on 12/8 for a retail of $80.
12/08/2007 Air Force 1 Low CB
317295-051 Black/Varsity Purple-Orange Blaze
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