The Sneaker Box – Episode 66 The Adidas Stan Smith “Mickey Mouse”

In this episode of TSB, Caesar, Guru (late), Dunks, and Sarena are in-studio.  A listener calls in to ask what alternate jersey–i.e., Michael Jordan #12 Bulls road jersey–Mitchell and Ness should release one day.  Brands are still ignoring the vast segment of sneakerheads with large feet, why? We list the retros we want to see re-released. This leads to a conversation about the types of people the different brands allow to be decision makers.  We take issue with the way the Don C. X Nike Air Force 1 was released through a credit card company. Some people never had a chance. Fresh from NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago, Dunks tells us how the sneaker releases went down that week in the Windy City. Joel Embiid’s first signature sneaker is coming out later this year. It’s with Under Armour. While he’s a good enough player to have his own sneaker, is being with Under Armour to big of a hill to climb?  Dunks says that there’s a new bot capable of breaking in on the Nike SNKRS app. It’s gonna cost you though. First Nike, now Adidas. The coronavirus is taking out everyone and everything over in China. With that being said, it seems like the brand’s concerns aren’t in the appropriate place. Nike is looking into providing same day shipping. They’ve teamed up with AI company Geek+ to improve warehouse efficiency to provide such a service. But of course it’s only being tested overseas. Nike is among a number of brands opposing a bill in Tennessee that they believe discriminates against their LGBT employees. It allows for agencies to prevent LGBT people from adopting, among other things, based on their individual morality and religious beliefs. Former Stormy Daniels lawyer, Michael Avenatti, was just found guilty for trying to extort Nike for millions of dollars. His defense? Literally, LITERALLY, his defense was that his clients told him to “Just Do It”. We can’t make this up. There was a rumor that Jeremy Lorenzo broke off his partnership with Nike. Long story short, it’s false. Finally, we touch on the all out f@ckery that was the Supreme X Oreo collab. Packs of the red branded cookies are going for THOUSANDS of dollars on the resell market. Beyond that one pack of cookies, will this do anything to benefit Oreo? Or did this do more to further legitimize the Supreme brand.