Nike Delta Force
Year (of Sneaker): 1987
The class of '91 was finding their way as sophomores at Hillman and Nike, still young in the basketball sneaker game, was finding its vision and direction when the Delta Forces dropped. The Delta Force was an upgrade of the second run of Nike Air basketball shoes that released in the mid 80's — the structure of an Air Force II with a slimmer and lighter body. Perfect for the 300-pound lineman Dwayne was helping get through advanced trig, so he could stay eligible and stay in school. Sneaker community before the hashtag.