WORDS BY: LOUIS GUARINO
The 1980’s birthed some of the great cultural and sports moments in human history.
It gave us movies like The Breakfast Club and songs like by Rapper’s Delight by Sugar Hill Gang.
In basketball, Magic Johnson was considered the greatest player, the Lakers-Celtics rivalry was alive as ever, and the greatest of all time, Michael Jordan stepped into the world stage and was in the infancy of his superstardom.
The 1980’s without a doubt birthed iconic moments in sports, music, and fashion.
Now if I asked you to envision the Jordan 1, you would immediately know what that was. If I asked you now to envision the Nike Dunk, again, you would immediately recall it.
In 1985, John Thompson, coach of the Georgetown Hoyas, and Nike had a great relationship and thought his team deserved more and better than the “signature” school colourways other schools received. No, Georgetown deserved their own sneaker.
Nike produced a sneaker exclusively for the Georgetown Hoyas who had just won the NCAA national championship.
Donned on the back, where in current releases of the shoe sits ‘NIKE’, the word HOYAS - a bold mark on a shoe created just for the team.
In 1985, the Air Jordan 1 and the Nike Dunk premiered and this shoe was a blend of both.
This shoe embodies the 1980’s and still maintains it’s OG shape and style.
This shoe has cemented itself into basketball history as the only sneaker ever created for a college team and a shoe that will bring you back into one of the greatest decades in history.