March 13, 2013 11:30 AM by Wade Blogs
It’s been a good 10-12 years since the Nike Shox came out and I do not think any sneaker has received nearly half as much hype as the first few Nike Shox (other than Jordan’s).
They were the coolest things since the Reebok pumps in regards of novelty. But can we discuss how stupid they were? Nike honestly had millions of people around the world not only thinking they’d make you run faster and jump higher by having pieces of rubber that looked like springs/Shox positioned at the heal. You don’t actually jump off you’re heal (I bet you just tried, 65% people actually do). The Shox is actually supposed to take the pain away from impact of running and help you spring back.
Vince Carter put the Shox on the map during the early 2000’s. Without his hops, they are still a running shoe.
Actor Hugh Laurie of Fox’s House is said to have 37 pairs of size 12½ Shox that he wears on the show and off set.
Now Adidas has the super lights or something like that. Haven’t tried them out but I can’t imagine they offer much support. Anyone have any opinions on them? Should I test them out? Money is tight this month because it is going to my bookie and bartender. Sooo let me know.