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Limited edition NBA-Branded shoe to be released during Finals

Jun 2, 2014, 1:41 PM EDT

NBA Anniversary 2014 Shoe (1)

The NBA turned 68 this year, if formally formed just after World War II.

To celebrate that 1946 birth, it will release a limited-edition NBA-branded shoe — the NBA Anniversary 2014. There will only be 1,946 made (see what they did with the tie in there?).

The shoe features colors in the NBA logo (and American Flag — red, white and blue — with 30 stars on the heel commemorate the league’s 30 teams.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will autograph the first pair of shoes, which will be auctioned live on June 6. The proceeds will benefit NBA Cares community partners. Personally, I’d pay just to see Adam Silver rock a pair of these shoes (while still in a suit, of course).

These shoes are aimed at the collector. So where do you get them? The NBA Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City, or online at NBAStore.com, NBA’s official WeChat account “nbashoes” in China, NBATienda.com in Mexico, NBAStore.in in India, and NBA Shop in Taipei.

Suggested retail is $119.

  1. mnsadsportsfan - Jun 2, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Those are extremely ugly.

  2. RavenzGunnerz - Jun 2, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    Ok… so, it’s american…

    The raptors are not invited… and all other nationalities represented in these NBA finals need not apply? NBA?

    • antistratfordian - Jun 2, 2014 at 2:37 PM

      Is the NBA logo too American? They could say the shoes are Cuban, Chilean or Liberian.

    • duhwighthoward - Jun 2, 2014 at 2:52 PM

      probably made in China by child slave labor, like all the other shoes. But let’s focus on Donald Sterling, okay?

  3. loubearkane - Jun 2, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    I like them , would never ever wear them.

  4. 4thquartermagic - Jun 2, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Hideous.

    Russell Westbrook approves.

  5. hdsnake867 - Jun 2, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Just more expensive crap that the NBA is trying to force down our throats. Even if you wore them out on the street, you’d probably get mugged for them. What comes next, the red & green Christmas edition shoe? NBA marketing is truly disgusting. Forget this crap and just play ball.

    • antistratfordian - Jun 2, 2014 at 2:27 PM

      You wouldn’t have to worry about getting mugged for these.

    • miamatt - Jun 2, 2014 at 3:46 PM

      Considering that the production run is under 2,000 pairs, I hardly understand how they are getting forced down anybody’s throat. If not for the fact that I visit this site all the time, I doubt I ever would have heard of them.

      I know I won’t be buying a pair of these shoes, but there are sneakerheads who will. Sure, it is a chance to promote the NBA brand and make some money, but so what? The NBA is a business.

      I doubt 99% of us hear or read about these shoes again. It hardly seems disgusting for the NBA to sell shoes that you can:
      a) buy,
      b) not buy.

  6. loubearkane - Jun 2, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    Super Dave Osborne would rock these

  7. nokoolaidcowboy - Jun 2, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Fugly.

  8. illogic87 - Jun 2, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    basketball is the dumbest sport ever

  9. djshnooks - Jun 2, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Guys (and gals)…this has absolutely nothing to do with America(ns).

    It is the colors of the logo, which besides the NHL, all pro sports leagues logos are red, white and blue. I mean, not for nothing, but they are “American professional sports leagues.”

  10. nicofthenorthstar - Jun 3, 2014 at 2:46 AM

    Sweet. I’ll be sure to shoot someone to get a pair.

  11. mythaimyke - Jun 3, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Why red, white and blue? They should be black! Since it’s a black league!!

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