TrillBlazin x Portland TrailBlazers collaborate once again for their second annual ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) sneaker show. Sneaker enthusiasts of all ages were roaming around the Moda Center either looking to buy shoes, sell merchandise, or merely spectating in hopes of seeing ultra rare shoes only seen in photos.
My table last year was full of rare Nike and Jordan shoes, and I was fortunate enough to display again this time around. The majority of my shoes displayed weren't there last year, but I decided to bring back the elusive Paris Dunk SB and the purple AirJordan IV Sunset Apollo cleats. It was tough deciding which shoes to bring, but these two were definitely fan favorites last year.
Unfortunately I didn't take too many photos of other tables since I was so busy manning my area. I did manage to take a few random shots throughout the day though...
Thanks for checking out my photos! It was great meeting everyone there!
"With the first pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, John Wall selects... Reebok?"
Big name sneaker contracts can get interesting. Whenever an electrifying athlete enters the professional level, all the major shoe brands work with the agents to talk about potential contract negotiations. If all goes well, the particular athlete would end up signing with the brand.
John Wall was a highly regarded target coming out of Kentucky, but he eventually chose to sign with Reebok. It's safe to assume that Nike showed some interest towards Wall's camp, and this Nike Hyperfuse 2010 PE might be some soft evidence.
I'm not sure if this PE was used in any sort of Nike sales pitch, but it definitely looks convincing to me. If the Kentucky Blue colorway doesn't catch your attention, the personalized logo might do the trick. This minimal "JW11" can be spotted on the ankle collar, which is obviously made up of his JW initials and his UK jersey number.
John Wall recently signed with agent Rich Paul, and is probably leaving adidas once his contract expires. He's been spotted in a few different Nikes as of late... Will we finally see a Nike John Wall signature shoe?