After the success and fun of last year’s 1st ever “Celtics Sneaker Madness”, we’re back for another run. Once again, 32 of the best pairs of Celtics kicks from last season will go head-to-head. Your votes will decide which kicks move on to future rounds and which pair are voted the dopest of the 2011-12 season. It’s pretty simple: myself, Scott aka “Celtkicks”, and the rest of the RedsArmy staff put together 32 “seeds”. Each seed is a pair of kicks that were rocked by a Boston Celtic player last year. The readers will vote, via an internet poll, on which kick deserves to move on to the next round. At the end of it all, one pair will be chosen as the freshest, cleanest, baddest pair of Celtics sneakers from last year. So without further ado, here is the list of all 32 seeds, and the first match-up:
1 )Rajon Rondo Nike Foamposite “Galaxy”
2 )Ray Allen AJ VIII home p.e.
3 ) Ray Allen AJ XIII away p.e.
4 ) Ray Allen AJ XII MLK Day p.e.
5 ) Rajon Rondo Nike Huarache 2K4 p.e.
6 ) Paul Pierce Nike Air Legacy patent
7 ) KG Anta KG II MLK Day
8 ) Ray Allen AJ “3 Percent” away p.e.
9 ) Rajon Rondo Nike Hyperdunk low p.e.
10 ) Rajon Rondo Nike Huarache 2K4 (Kobe)
11 ) Paul Pierce Nike Air Legacy III home p.e.
12 ) Marquis Daniels UA Micro G “Juke” neon
13 ) KG Anta II alternate green/black colorway
14 ) Ray Allen AJ “Fly 23” p.e.
15 ) Rajon Rondo Hyperfuse 2011 home white p.e.
16 ) Kevin Garnett Anta KG II home white
17 ) Brandon Bass Nike Zoom Soldier V
18 ) Ray Allen AJ “A Flight” p.e.
19 ) Rajon Rondo Nike Hyperfuse 2011 white/metallic gold/clover
20 ) Ray Allen Play In These II p.e.
21 ) Rajon Rondo Nike Hyperfuse 2011 black/green away p.e.
22 ) Mickael Pietrus Nike Hyperdunk low green/yellow
23 ) Paul Pierce Nike Air Legacy black matte p.e.
24 ) Kevin Garnett Anta KG II away black/green
25 ) Rajon Rondo Nike Hyperfuse low green/black p.e.
26 ) Kevin Garnett Anta KGII white/black alternate p.e.
27 ) Marquis Daniels UA Micro G Rowley Xmas p.e.
28 ) Paul Pierce Nike Air Legacy Xmas p.e.
29 ) Rajon Rondo Nike Huarache 2012 bball
30 ) Kevin Garnett Anta KGII Xmas red/white p.e.
31 ) Sasha Pavlovic Nike Hyperdunk white/black/green
32 ) Brandon Bass Nike Hyperenforcer white/green
#1 seed: Rajon Rondo Nike Foamposite Galaxy
This shoe, released during All-Star week as part of Nike’s “Galaxy Pack”, created pure hysteria. It’s unique design, limited quantities and pure freshness sent the sneaker community into a frenzy. People offered tons of cash, cars and just about anything else they could to try and cop a pair of these. Rondo busted them out for ASG in Orlando.
#32 seed: Rajon Rondo Nike Hyperenforcer home p.e.
The Hyperenforcer was a popular shoe amongst the Celtics. Brandon Bass, Chris Wilcox and a few other C’s rocked Nike Basketball’s new high-tech shoe last season. It features Nike’s revolutionary Flywire and Fuse technologies. This pair was made exclusively for Rondo and features his “9” on the tongue.