Pro wrestling and the world of sneakers have always been closely linked. John Cena wore Reebok Pumps in his pro wrestling days. “Doctor of Thuganomics” phase and Roman Reigns rocks Jordan 4s in the ring — but nobody in the pro wrestling world are bigger sneakerheads than The Young Bucks of AEW.
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Matt and Nick Jackson chronicle their search to find new kicks on their weekly YouTube channel Being the Elite They make it a point to wear the most rare Jordans as part of their ring gear when they are playing in big matches. Now they’re getting their own signature shoe. Diadora will release the “Basket Mid YB” on Wednesday, complete in the Bucks’ favorite brash 80s-inspired colorways, and while I think these are awesome — I also know I am absolutely NotSomeone who can pull this off.
So, instead of leaning on my (James’) dad opinion alone, I asked some of the much cooler youths (and other old folks like me) at the SB Nation office for their opinions on the Bucks’ sneakers, and whether they’d wear them.
JP Acosta (youth).
Have you ever seen Cobra Kai? Johnny Lawrence is the main character and he seems to be stuck in the 80’s. All of his cultural references are from movies and shows in the 80’s and he barely knows how to use a smartphone.
These shoes would be worn by Johnny Lawrence. I wouldn’t wear them. There are too many patterns, and the black bar that runs across the yellow zebra print is making me look like the Joker. These shoes are very Young Bucks, which mean only they could wear this and not get clowned, and even then that’s a stretch.
Mark Schofield (old).
To JP’s point above …
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These are the 80s and I immediately thought of these when I saw them. (Google it, kids). Then I can throw on my satin Starter jacket — my gold San Francisco 49ers one was my personal favorite — over my over-sized Champion sweatshirt, and head off to catch the school bus.
These were the days. I would have wore them in a heartbeat. Today? It’s not so. They are a reminder of my past through the multiple prints, neon and callbacks to simpler times.
Colb Hart (youth).
As someone that is currently in the midst of a five game winning streak on the SNKRS app, and buys as many retro J’s as my bank account permits, I feel as though I can offer the appropriate perspective on these shoes.
I see why they’re called the Basket MID Yb because that’s exactly what these are. It just looks like a mess because all the patterns are clashing. They would’ve been better off going on Nike.comCreating custom-made shoes for every other shoe.
My personal advice would be to stick with the J’s and leave whatever those are alone forever. Not only would I never put those on my feet, I wouldn’t even bring them in my home.
James Dator (old).
I am an aspirational shoehead. I wish it was a part of my life so I could cling to my hopeless basketball-playing teenage years in a vain attempt to feel young again — but I’ve accepted it’s not a part of my life anymore.
I used to be a basketball shoe enthusiast, but I now own three pairs of sneakers.
- The most boring, plain, DC skate shoes I could find on Amazon which I wear because they’re comfy.
- Adidas Cross trainers, I found them at a “Ross: Dress for Less”To wear to the gym.
- After watching an episode of “The Walking Dead”, I bought a generic pair of white sneakers at Target. Queer EyeTan stated that every man should have a pair “dressy”White sneakers are a great way to elevate a look with jeans. I’ve worn them twice in two years.
I want to be the kind of person with the confidence to rock the Bucks’ shoes, but I absolutely cannot. I can’t fathom. AnythingThese would look great with my wardrobe without looking like Steve Buscemi undercover.
I love the shoes, they’re just not for me.