Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 at 1:04 pm  |  37 responses

KryptoNates Hit House of Hoops

The hottest sneak of 2009, brought to you by the man himself.

by Chris O’Leary

Just got word from Foot Locker that Nate Robinson will make a special St. Patrick’s Day appearance at the House of Hoops in Harlem (268 W 125th St) this afternoon from 4–5:30 to debut his green KryptoNate shoe’s retail release. For anyone in NYC who’s reading this and is physically capable of travel, considering what day it is,  I hope you get down to House of Hoops to take part in this. As far removed as I am from the event, I’m hyped about it!

Also, anyone around 34th St. and 7th Ave in NYC can check out the Swoosh’s Nate-themed 80-foot billboard.

Press release is below.


“Nate the Great” Releases Coveted Nike Foamposite Lite Slam Dunk Shoe

WHAT: The David versus Goliath 2009 slam dunk showdown has become legendary.  When Nate Robinson surprised the Phoenix crowd and international TV audience with a pair of neon green Nike Foamposite Lites to defeat Goliath the crowd was stunned.  The hysteria over the shoe began immediately.

The luck of the Irish will shine in Harlem on St. Patty’s Day, March 17.  For everyday basketball fans and sneaker heads alike the demand for the green Nike Foamposite Lite has grown to a fever pitch.  The shoes have not been available in retail stores up to this point.  The wait is finally over.

You too could beat Superman with KryptoNatesNate Robinson will join forces with Nike and Foot Locker’s Harlem House of Hoops for an exclusive release event on St. Patty’s Day.  The Nike Foamposite Lite established itself as one of the most memorable basketball centerpieces in recent memory and now fans can join in the action.  To further support Robinson and his heroic victory, Nike recently unveiled an 80-foot billboard on 34th Street and 7th Avenue in New York City.  The billboard, which displays an image of Robinson, reads “Leaps Tall Centers.”

WHO: Nate Robinson, 2009 Slam Dunk Champion

Nate’s Co-Star: Nike Foamposite Lite
The original Nike Foamposite was introduced in the late ‘90s. This classic has been updated and remains in line with Nike basketball’s drive for superior, lightweight innovation. The Nike Foamposite Lite features 5mm of total foam thickness, polyurethane upper and a Nike Zoom unit midsole.  Top players such as Caron Butler, Carlos Boozer and Andre Iguodala also wear the Nike Foamposite Lite.

WHERE: House of Hoops by Foot Locker
268 W 125th St
New York, NY 10027

WHEN: Tuesday, March 17, 2009; 4:00 – 5:30 PM ET

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  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    SLAM will be in the building.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Justin Walsh

    anybody want to get me a pair in Harlem? :) pretty pleassse. haha danng those shoes are sweetness.

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com B. Long

    This makes me hate where I live.

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com B. Long

    This makes me hate where I live.

  • niQ

    you gotta admit. the shoes are dope. especially in that colorway.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    Looks like a fun time at HOH

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Yeah, for real……it sucks being down in FLA today. I might not like Lil Suckjob but the shoes are hot.

  • Sebastian B. O. Bunionstow, esq.

    And, where will Lex Luther be?

  • http://slamonline.com Chris O’Leary

    B, I hate where I live today too. Would you even be able to wear these shoes if you did get them? I think these would be straight to the top of the bookshelf for me.

  • Ramon D

    Man looks like i’ll be spending some of that student loan money soon.

  • Static

    Dear God, how about making a NY-to-LA connection for me? If you can bring these shoes to the west coast, I promise never to bash another Laker fan…anytime soon…

  • http://www.daeff.com David

    Daaaaayumn! I’ve been staying in Harlem a couple of weeks ago at 118th Street! Why didn’t they do it earlier? (I KNOW, St. Patricks Day – Green Shoes – KryptoNate)

  • http://www.liveddb.com DDB

    As an Irishman with a 3 on 3 tournament coming up Saturday, I am thinking of grabbing the train from Philly to NYC, right now! I’m just worried they won’t have any 14s!!!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    if somebody gets me a pair in size 13 i will send 75 virgins to be their love slaves.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Its gonna be really funny when NOBODY buys these.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Wow, I commented before reading the article (and all the comments) – I can’t believe people really like these shoes.

  • Don

    yeah. green? Neon Green? sprite.

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    They’ll sell out in less than an hour and 90 percent of them will be either on eBay or at Flight Club by tomorrow morning.

  • http://www2.gsb.columbia.edu/faculty/jstiglitz/ SPANOULIS

    @BETCATS….:virgins of course…

  • bakers’ dozen

    How much?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    @Spanoulis: I might use them 1x or 2x first. But it wont count, i get a seperate tally system

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Russ are you gonna cop or use the “Im too old” excuse?

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Hell, I’m 24 and I’m too old to think those are worth $175 or whatever ludicrous amount they’re charging.

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    I’m so out of the sneaker game it isn’t even funny.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    aww Russ you can never be out unless you were never in. You still gotta have it in you, in a non-homo erotic way.


    Nate Robinson is an And1 wannabe chump…worthless…

  • http://www2.gsb.columbia.edu/faculty/jstiglitz/ SPANOULIS

    i remember when the original came up while Penny was in his prime (Orlando, first year after Shaq). He wore them at the playoffs that year when (if i remember correct) the Magic managed to tie the first round series against the powerhouse Heat before losing the last game(it was best of 5 then) in Miami. I remember this because Penny had two straight 40+ point games and he looked superhuman in these super shoes…the price for a pair of these back then in Greece was 250$ (in 1997!!!).

  • http://www2.gsb.columbia.edu/faculty/jstiglitz/ SPANOULIS

    the 1995-97 Penny is one of the most complete guards of all-time….

  • riggs

    glad that i live in harlem :D

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  • I am the walrus

    What’s with everyone rippin’ into Nate? The man’s is playin’ great under Mike (18ppg, 5rpg, 5apg)

  • Zabba

    So DC Comics finally gave in and let Nate have his KryptoNate. Wise move, since comic books aren’t sellin jack these days. Gotta make bread from whatever source you can find in these harsh times.


    Nate Robinsons numbers are only halfway decent because HE’S ON THE KNICKS! If he were on a contender’s teams he be burried on the bench.

  • https://twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    Ugly ass shoes.

  • that dude

    These look cool on Nate Robinson in the Slam Dunk comp, on me… not so much

  • DruWil

    Please do buy these only if you own a green jersey or green shirt with green short otherwise you’re gonna look silly

  • Cizzo