In this episode of TSB, it seems like PUMA is trying to hit the ground running, having just signed a deal with the WNBA.
Nike is opening up yet another flagship store, this one will be in Manhattan. This store will have everything. But if it’s anything like their app, it’ll have everything except the shoes you want.
Speaking of Nike, Footwear News released a list of the top ten sneakers of 2018 so far. The only non-Nike sneaker on there is made by a brand that is owned by Nike. So basically it was a clean sweep.
There was a story coming out of Chicago involving a bait truck full of Nikes in a poor, South Side neighborhood. Angry residents called it “entrapment”, while the business in question felt they were justified due to a recent number of thefts. Either way, there’s a lot of gray area here to dissect, with no clear “winners” or “losers”.
Crocs is closing the doors to their last two facilities in Italy and Mexico. No word on how they’ll continue manufacturing their shoes or how it’ll affect their dozens of fans around the world.
Reebok has created the perfect training bra for women, giving Caesar the perfect opportunity to play his favorite quote from the movie “The Aviator”.
The crew gets the chance to go off on things that had been bothering them in sneakers, including the Fresh Prince edition of the “Grape” Air Jordan 5s and how the SNKRS App shows favoritism to iPhone users.
There’s an update to the current bankruptcy battle between Rockport and Adidas.
And finally, there was an NCAA scandal involving “student-athletes” at UNC selling their Air Jordan 3 PEs. They must’ve forgotten that the only ones who can profit from their likeness and abilities, are the coaching staff, schools, and NCAA administrators.