Welcome to day three of our PONY vintage retrospective. Today we fly back to the 70′s and check out the signature shoe of legendary basketball player Bob Mcadoo, whilst also looking at the origins of the much loved PONY Slam Dunk.
Slam Dunk Hi – If innovation truly occurs in tiny steps, it might explain how so many shoes that were released in the 70s and 80s look so similar almost identical. Witness the Slam Dunk Hi, a kid cousin of the Court Hi, another white canvas baller. White with a red chevron will always be a classy statement.
Bob Mcadoo – At 6-ft 9-in, Bob McAdoo was tall timber, well endowed with a very cool name. Starting his pro-career with the Buffalo Braves, McAdoo won the 1973 NBA Rookie of the Year Award and earned three consecutive NBA scoring titles. As Bobbito Garcia notes in his interview, he was a ‘scoring machine’ who played with the Knicks, Celtics, Pistons and the Nets before winning titles with the Lakers in 1982 and 85. These McAdoo PONY’s seem to have only been produced in navy suede, an unusual choice for this era.