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2008 Summer Hybrids from Nike: Dennis Rodman and Sir Charles

Nike Air Barwin Black/White :: On Sneakerfiles

Nike Air Barwin

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Nike Sharkley Summer 2008 :: On Sneakerfiles

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2008: The Year of the Hybrids!!!

I don’t know why they decided to combine Charles Barkley and Dennis Rodman, but it sure makes for an interesting combination.

The Nike Air Barwin is a combination of Dennis Rodman Air Darwin and Charles Barkley’s CB94. I am totally NOT feeling this. It doesn’t help that it really doesn’t seem to have many elements of Sir Charles. I mean is that air bubble supposed to represent CB 94?

I guess for the people who like the N’destrukt’s then this is a gawd sendz. For me, especially after viewing the Sharkleys (a combo between Barkley CB Max 94’s and the Rodman Shake N’destrukt’s), these sneaks do pass. Now the Sharkleys pass. The pass in a really big way. There will be other colorways on them too so that is a plus.

Even though I like the Sharkleys more than the Barwins (I don’t even like the name LOL) , I hope they do better with the combos. The Sharkleys are great, and true to form, but I just want more out of it. Those Barwins… they are too true to the Rodman. Now if they come out with another hybrid that is more true to Sir Charles then as a trio of sneakers, it is a good look.

Keep in mind that Nike will also do a little something with Air Jordan and Air Force One. Looks like 2008 will be the year of the hybrid.

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7 responses

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  2. mad custi

    shoes squeak everytime i walk cheap gel pads inside the sole $90 to hear myself walk in wet shoes wasup sir charles get me some new pairs

    May 6, 2008 at 2:37 pm

  3. U sure you got the real deal?

    May 8, 2008 at 2:54 am

  4. Portland Kid #15

    Got to be the coolest pair of shoes I’ve ever seen! I saw David West and Pau Gasol flash those kicks in the playoffs. I had to get a pair. To bad there cash. I’ll stick with the Durants thankyou. Keep makin those Darwins baby! Those shoes are doin it big.

    May 21, 2008 at 12:48 pm

  5. J From MD, But Born In D.C.

    yea,ppl rockin these @ mii friend skool,i would rock tha mess out of tha white/purple 1’s

    May 27, 2008 at 8:46 pm

  6. Good Guy

    mine have squeaked since about 2 months from purchase. kinda sux.. 90 bux for real for this issh.. plus the thread on that same pair has come apart on the front… I love the look.. but damn their cheap..

    November 12, 2008 at 3:18 pm

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