by Russ Bengtson (@russbengtson)

Photos by Liz Barclay

OK, this time it's for real. If you're wondering "hey, didn't Ewing Athletics already re-launch?," it's probably because you live in the New York/New Jersey area, where the brand did re-launch on a small scale early this month. The for-real, nationwide launch happens this Saturday at these 33 stores, again with the initial two colorways (red suede and white leather), with blue suede and black leather to follow. We spoke to David Goldberg—an avid Ewing collector who has been working closely with Patrick himself on the re-launch—and David Falk, legendary superagent who has worked with Patrick for more than a quarter-century, and essentially invented the concept of the signature line in basketball. In addition, David Goldberg was kind enough to bring by a portion of his OG collection as well as the retros to show how close the retros are to the originals. Go ahead and click through all the photos first, then see what the Davids had to say.

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