50 Moments That Changed Sneaker Culture Forever

Georgetown Debuts the Terminator

Date: 1985

Right around the same time as they developed the Air Jordan, Nike's basketball people had another idea: What if they put all of their premier NCAA teams in different colors of the same new shoe? The sneaker would be called the Dunk, and the "Be True To Your School" campaign was born. All was good, except for one thing. Georgetown University wanted more. Coached by former Celtic John Thompson, the Hoyas had built up a unique mystique - and a powerful program. Instead of Dunks, they received grey and navy shoes that were a cross between the Legend and the Big Nike. The Terminator had arrived.

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