Words by Jesse Serwer—
Jamaican-born NBA star Patrick Ewing wasn’t only a dominant center in the late ’80s and early ’90s, he was also the face of one of the era’s definitive sneaker brands. “Ewings” were like the hood version of Jordans, off-brand enough to be bought at a discount but cool enough to earn your peers’ admiration on the playgound, and a lot easier to find on the Ave. than at Foot Locker in the mall! After nearly 20 years of dormancy, Ewing Athletics is set to make its return to the market next month, with four colorways of the classic high-top “33 Hi.” Check out some vintage flicks from Ewing Athletics’ heyday below, and stay tuned to their site for updates on more releases.
Ewing Athletics catalog, 1992
Ewing fans rock the “33” hi-top, with “8ball”-style leather jackets, back in the day