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Basketball sneakers are an institution. They have to feel good, and look great! InsideHoops.com's basketball sneaker page has news, info, basketball sneaker recommendations, the occasional basketball sneaker event announcement, and other stuff worth knowing. The guy to involve in any bball sneaker events, especially in New York City, is Jeff Lenchiner, the editor of InsideHoops.com. He wears size 12 sneaker (technically size 11.5 Wide -- which usually means having to wear a 12). And, discuss sneakers on the InsideHoops sneaker forum.





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Basketball Sneaker News from 2006

Feb. 20, 2006: The Indianapolis Star reports: Chuck Taylor is one of the most famous names in sports that no one knows: It's on the label of the legendary Converse All-Star basketball shoe. Now you can find out all about the Hoosier native who is associated with the double-wall canvas-body shoe with a circular ankle patch, in "Chuck Taylor, All Star: The True Story of the Man Behind the Most Famous Athletic Shoe in History" (Indiana University Press, 200 pages, $21.95), by Carmel author and Indianapolis Star reporter Abraham Aamidor. This first-ever biography of Taylor finds he was involved with 1920s "industrial league" basketball in Indiana, worked as a wartime coach with the Army Air Forces and organized basketball clinics. He was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1969.

Feb. 16, 2006: Bloomberg reports: Nike Inc., the world's biggest maker of athletic shoes, accused rival Adidas-Salomon AG of infringing its patented method for cushioning soles and using it in its running, basketball and tennis footwear lines. Nike filed a lawsuit in federal court in Lufkin, Texas, saying Adidas infringed Nike's ``Shox'' cushioning technology, which is protected by 19 patents and took 16 years to develop, Nike said in a statement. Nike said Adidas' $250 Adidas 1 running shoe, the German company's most expensive men's shoe, and its $150 Kevin Garnett basketball shoes have cushioning systems that infringe the patents. Adidas, which purchased Reebok International Ltd. last month for $3.8 billion to better compete with Nike, has 28 percent of the $18 billion global athletic-shoe market. Nike has 31 percent.

Feb. 16, 2006: Bloomberg continued: Nike began offering the Shox cushioning system in 2000 and received patents for it in 2002, said Vada Manager, a spokesman for Nike, in an interview. The cushioning is used across several lines of athletic shoes, including running, basketball, tennis and cross-training footwear, he said.

Feb. 16, 2006: The Oregonian reports: Adidas has been selling shoes with a3 cushioning technology since 2002. Its Adidas 1 shoes, which rely on a computer chip to automatically adjust the cushioning for the terrain, have been for sale for nearly a year. Nike said it did not file a complaint earlier because it has been reviewing Adidas' sneakers extensively and examining whether it had a claim. Ultimately, "it was pretty clear to us we had something here that we need to defend," Manager said. The suit is one of several that Nike has filed in recent months against companies for alleged infringement on patents covering its Air Max sneakers, golf clubs and other products.

Jan. 28, 2006: InsideHoops.com's editor passed two big shoe stores in Times Square around 11 p.m. ET Friday night -- one FootLocker and a Foot Action, and there were giant lines outside both of them. Two new Jordan retros are coming out together, apparently for $300. A Foot Action employee speaking to InsideHoops.com said that there was limited distribution of the shoes around the country. They only had 70 pairs. And they're a huge store. Anyway, the stores don't open until the morning, and the Foot Action employee told InsideHoops.com that the line outside began forming around 1 p.m. that afternoon. So, the guys at the front are waiting about 19 hours in 30 degree weather to make sure they get their hands on the Jordans.

Jan. 9, 2006: Li-Ning sneakers / Li-Ning basketball sneakers -- Li-Ning Sports Goods announced today the signing of Cleveland Cavaliers basketball star Damon Jones to an endorsement contract. With the signing, Jones becomes the first American NBA player to endorse and wear Chinese branded shoes and apparel. The unique partnership is a milestone for the global development of Li-Ning sporting goods and enables Li-Ning to be recognized around the world as a top tier professional sports equipment company.

"Li-Ning is a company focused on performance with strong capacities for marketing, research and development," Damon Jones said. "Wearing Asian-styled, Li-Ning products makes me different from others on the court and I am honored to be the first to wear the Li-Ning brand in NBA games."

Jones first wore Li-Ning's "Fei Jia" basketball shoes in a game on November 18, 2005 against the Philadelphia 76ers. Watch for the Li-Ning basketball shoes in Cavaliers games.

Jan. 7, 2006: InsideHoops.com reports that a player on the Cleveland Cavaliers who has not yet been named will become the the first American NBA player to sign with Li-Ning Sports Goods, an internationally-known, Chinese athletic shoe and apparel company. In January 2005, the NBA signed the agreement with Li-Ning allowing its players to wear and promote Li-Ning footwear in NBA games, as well as in advertisements and at personal appearances in China -- such as at basketball clinics and upcoming NBA exhibition games.

Nike Basketball Sneakers News:

August 15, 2005 - the Board of Directors of NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) declared a cash dividend of twenty-five cents ($0.25) per share on its outstanding Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock payable on October 3 , 2005, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 12 , 2005.

July 7, 2005 - Nike announced today that it will host basketball phenomenon, LeBron James, on a three-city tour of Asia. Designed as a cross-cultural exchange between LeBron and young kids throughout Asia, the Tour will make stops in Tokyo, Beijing and Hong Kong beginning August 2nd. From the first day LeBron James picked up a basketball, he has never played alone, and he's not about to start. LeBron knows he is the sum of his experiences, those that he has shared with his mentors, coaches, teammates and fans. And through his Asia Tour Summer 2005, LeBron and Nike hope to create new experiences for him with kids in Asia.

Brand Jordan Basketball Sneakers News:

February 9, 2005 - Jordan, a division of Nike, Inc., is celebrating 20 years of the shoe that changed the game - Air Jordan - with the debut of the new Air Jordan XX during NBA All Star 2005. The Air Jordan XX will be supported by a multi-pronged marketing approach that includes a provocative and inspirational national advertising campaign along with a major presence in Denver during NBA All-Star 2005 with a series of community, consumer and celebrity events. Officially available in retail stores on February 19th, the Air Jordan XX is the most technologically advanced basketball shoe in the world, underscoring Jordan's innovation platform and performance capabilities. Crafted by legendary shoe designer Tinker Hatfield, the motorcycle-inspired shoe weaves design and technology with the patented Independent Podular Suspension (IPS) and a laser-etched strap that includes over 200 icons, creating a tapestry of stories connected to Michael Jordan's unparalleled life and career.

Converse Basketball Sneakers News:

November 22, 2004 – Converse Inc. today announced the new Converse ICON Warrior basketball shoe, which fuses running and basketball attributes, will debut on the feet of NBA superstar and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade and in national retailers beginning November 23, 2004. Reminiscent of the iconic, simple styling of the 1976 Converse Pro Leather made famous by basketball legend Julius Erving, the Converse ICON Warrior ($75) represents an innovative footwear design reflective of a new era of players’ evolving styles. The responsive Converse ICON Warrior is built to meet the comfort and performance needs of quick and strong finesse players such as Wade whose style demands enhanced stability, cushioning and mobility features to complement his natural abilities.

Other Converse player-endorser standouts including Chris Bosh (Toronto), Mike Sweetney (New York) and Andre Miller (Denver) will wear the Converse ICON Warrior during the 2004/2005 season.

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Reebok Basketball Sneakers News:

August 3, 2005 - adidas-Salomon AG (DAX:ADSG.DE) and Reebok International Ltd. (NYSE:RBK) today announced that their Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which adidas-Salomon AG would acquire all of the outstanding shares of Reebok for U.S. $59.00 per share in cash. The offer price represents a premium of 34.2% over the closing price of Reebok's stock on August 2, 2005. The transaction value is approximately ?3.1 billion (U.S. $3.8 billion) including the assumption of net cash of ?69 million (U.S. $84 million). The combination of adidas and Reebok accelerates the adidas Group's strategic intent in the global athletic footwear, apparel and hardware markets. The new Group will benefit from a more competitive platform worldwide, well-defined and complementary brand identities, a wider range of products, and an even stronger presence across teams, athletes, events and leagues. The new adidas Group has pro forma aggregate 2004 revenues of ?8.9 billion (U.S. $11.1 billion). "Today's announcement represents a major strategic milestone for our Group," said adidas-Salomon Chairman and CEO Herbert Hainer. "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to combine two of the most respected and well-known companies in the worldwide sporting goods industry. adidas-Salomon and Reebok are energetic and growing companies with a shared commitment to innovation, sport performance and sport lifestyle. Together, we will expand our geographic reach, particularly in North America, and create a footwear, apparel and hardware offering that addresses a broader spectrum of consumers and demographics. With Reebok, we are advancing our position on the playing field of the sporting goods industry and are improving our financial strength to drive increased shareholder value."

Adidas Basketball Sneakers News:

August 3, 2005 - adidas-Salomon AG (DAX:ADSG.DE) and Reebok International Ltd. (NYSE:RBK) today announced that their Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which adidas-Salomon AG would acquire all of the outstanding shares of Reebok for U.S. $59.00 per share in cash. The offer price represents a premium of 34.2% over the closing price of Reebok's stock on August 2, 2005. The transaction value is approximately ?3.1 billion (U.S. $3.8 billion) including the assumption of net cash of ?69 million (U.S. $84 million). The combination of adidas and Reebok accelerates the adidas Group's strategic intent in the global athletic footwear, apparel and hardware markets. The new Group will benefit from a more competitive platform worldwide, well-defined and complementary brand identities, a wider range of products, and an even stronger presence across teams, athletes, events and leagues. The new adidas Group has pro forma aggregate 2004 revenues of ?8.9 billion (U.S. $11.1 billion). "Today's announcement represents a major strategic milestone for our Group," said adidas-Salomon Chairman and CEO Herbert Hainer. "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to combine two of the most respected and well-known companies in the worldwide sporting goods industry. adidas-Salomon and Reebok are energetic and growing companies with a shared commitment to innovation, sport performance and sport lifestyle. Together, we will expand our geographic reach, particularly in North America, and create a footwear, apparel and hardware offering that addresses a broader spectrum of consumers and demographics. With Reebok, we are advancing our position on the playing field of the sporting goods industry and are improving our financial strength to drive increased shareholder value."

Puma Basketball Sneakers News:

August 19, 2005 - PUMA announced a long-term sponsorship of the Golden League Meeting “Weltklasse Zurich” beginning this year. Through this partnership PUMA will sponsor of the officials and the cliques in the stadium. This annual athletics-event begins on August 19th in the Letzigrund-Stadium in Zurich and is one of the most outstanding athletics-events in the world. The Weltklasse Zurich meeting belongs to the six meetings of the IAAF Golden League and is known for its unique atmosphere and well-informed audience. The IAAF-Meeting-Evaluation has voted Weltklasse Zurich as the best track in the world 12 times since 1988. Last year, the meeting was televised in more than 150 countries.







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