InsideHoops.com is getting more into basketball sneakers and basketball sneaker documentaries. InsideHoops.com editor Jeff Lenchiner hit YouTube, checked out some documentaries, and posted some below that he felt were worth watching for one reason or another. We'll update this page periodically.
By the end of February, 2007 InsideHoops.com expects to have the best sneaker section of any national sports website.
Note that all the videos below are hosted by YouTube. None of these videos are hosted on InsideHoops.com's servers.
And now, check out some InsideHoops.com-recommended sneaker documentaries:
BASKETBALL SNEAKER DOCUMENTARY: SOLED OUT
14 minutes, a real documentary: BY Sheldon "Ronin" Smitha fellow sneaker head and Laced Magazine, an upcoming sneaker magazine presents "Soled Out". Soled Out is a sneaker documentary which is all about the sneaker culture, from the biggest corporations to people camping out overnight and paying ridiculous prices. It is just over 10 minutes but I suggest you watch this, it is very informative to the consumer of these sneakers, which is you.
BASKETBALL SNEAKER DOCUMENTARY: Sneaker Pimps
Seven minutes, real documentary, by HoopsTV. Customizing kicks has become a global phenomenon...and no one hooks it up like the team of artists on the Sneaker Pimps Tour. Check it out... For those who truly love the game of basketball and the off court hip-hop culture that accompanies it.
BASKETBALL SNEAKER DOCUMENTARY: SoledOutNYC
Two minutes, video tour of Soled out NYC, a sneaker show. Turn your volume down a bit before loading this, because it's loud. Just a video of lots of hot custom shoes.
BASKETBALL SNEAKER DOCUMENTARY: Bobbito on Nike Air Force 1
Two minutes, sit-down interview, don't know who made this: New York basketball and hip-hop culture expert Bobbito Garcia talks about the arrival of the Nike Air Force 1, 25 years ago.
BASKETBALL SNEAKER DOCUMENTARY: DJ Clark Kent on Nike Air Force 1
One minute, sit-down interview, don't know who recorded this. Air Force 1 lover, DJ Clark Kent, talks about the shoe - and why "sneaker heads" will never understand its basketball appeal.
BASKETBALL SNEAKER DOCUMENTARY: Bobbito Garcia
Six minutes, not a basketball sneaker documentary but a legit doc on Bobbito, famous sneakerhead/streetballer. Bobbito Garcia is a DJ, Writer, Ballplayer, Performer, Announcer, TV Host, Creative Producer, Editor, Consultant, Sneaker/Apparel Designer, Photographer, Actor, and Dancer! Whew-wee! This 6 minute video bio, edited by Mike Vargas for Nuyorktricity, goes in to Bob's wide array of careers, and explores some of the history of each.