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Sole Provider: Thirty Years of Nike Basketball

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Designed with Nike's trademark visually gripping graphics, Sole Provider: Thirty Years of NIKE Basketball is a collection of Nike hoop shoes and the subculture that surrounds them. Text by Slam magazine editor-at-large Robert "Scoop" Jackson, Sole Provider gives the inside story of NIKE Basketball - from its inception in 1972 to its incredible success as the basketball b ...more
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by powerHouse Books
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Nasser
Nov 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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This book is about the sneaker company Nike and how they have been very sucessful with the the basketball shoes they make for the sport of basketball. Nike makes sneakers for other sports like running, tennis,football and others but they really out due themsleves with the sport of basketball. Nike has mainly focused on making sneakers for basketball in the 80s and 90s and in the present day they have really improved the technology and materials they use for those nike basketball sneakers. I real ...more
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Apr 08, 2007 rated it really liked it
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Now my rating is "Loved it" because if anyone knows me then they know I have a shoe problem. I love shoes, especially Nike/Jordan, and between my brother and myself, we might have close to 100 pair of shoes. So this book obviously not comparable to other books on my account, as this is mainly a picturesque book, but it is still a great book with some sweet ass shoes.
Chris Keninger
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
the history of nike basketball told through a chronology of sneakers - this book made me a sneakerhead - it catalogues the basketball sneakers from 1970-to the Air Jordan XIII perfectly in an index as well - great photos, artist sketches, and old advertisements; overall good graphic layout
Robert
May 22, 2012 added it
Any sneaker-head should have this book in his collection. It talks about every iconic Nike Basketball shoe...from the Nike Blazer all the way up to Jordan XVIII.

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Robert Jackson was born in 1941 in the North Yorkshire village of Melsonby. A former pilot and navigation instructor, his active involvement with aviation lasted many years. Following his retirement from the RAFVR in 1977 as a squadron leader, he became a full-time aviation writer and aerospace correspondent and lectured extensively on strategic issues. He speaks five languages, including Russian, ...more
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