Nike’s Bringing Back Billy Hoyle’s Kicks From ‘White Men Can’t Jump’

07.09.14 4 years ago 18 Comments

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“I maybe a chump, I just said that wasn’t my name.” – Billy Hoyle

Give it up one time for the GOAT street ball movie everyone. Sunset Park and Above The Rim ain’t touching White Men Can’t Jump. Rosie Perez’ nips and the Nike Air Force Command trumps anything those other two movies put out.

Nike might have ran a successful Mr. Robinson’s “Neighborhood” ad campaign that featured the Force line of shoes, but these aren’t The Admiral’s shoe. They’re Billy Hoyle’s. Bet that.

And while ole annoying voiced Rosie isn’t making a triumphant comeback, the Air Command Forces are. Shouts to the LA Gear Catapults Sid wore, but Billy Hoyle stole the show with the highest of high tops. The tongue might as well double as a shin guard with as far up the leg as these sh*ts run.

And of course the price is astronomical. Any time you feature an old technology that was never rehashed, some reverse engineering has to be done and the consumers take a hit for it. Me? I would have gladly traded pump functionality for a reduced price. $200 for kicks that are archetypical of ’90s basketball style while also making your legs look like Hank Hill’s pops’? Totally worth it. Although only #NTdenim wearers will rock these untucked.

The Nike Air Command Force in White/Wolf Grey-Volt-Black will release Saturday, October 18th for $200.

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