These Are Some Good Shoes!

1 comment August 17th, 2006at 09:29pm Posted by Eli

I’m not a huge “Starbury” fan, but this is commendable:

That smile Stephon Marbury said earlier this summer couldn’t be taken off his face is still there, beaming brightly and broadly yesterday as his new sneaker and clothing line were unveiled at the Manhattan Steve & Barry’s store.

“It’s been the best summer of my life,” he said.

This was Marbury, warm and engaging and miles away from the frustrated, often petulant personality that runs the point for the embattled Knicks. In this form, he is a multimillionaire athlete with a genuine concern for the very people the Coney Island native came from: poor, which is why his sneaker will retail for $14.98 – not a typo – instead of more than $100 like most other player-endorsed kicks….

And Marbury… said this coming season he will wear the exact sneaker he helped design and will be sold in the stores. He hasn’t approached any teammates yet to wear the sneaker and there was no sight of ultimate Knicks fan Spike Lee, who used to help Michael Jordan hawk his Nikes that set the precedent for overpriced sneakers Marbury is attempting to break.

“We’re trying to change the world,” he said.

I just hope they’re better than Kobe’s Thunderjammers…

A video used to be embedded here but the service that it was hosted on has shut down.

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging

1 Comment

  • 1. Elmo  |  August 17th, 2006 at 11:13 pm

    Those shoes will have zero street cred…


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