Houston’s House of Hoops Grand Opening Recap

HOH Houston

The Foot Locker House of Hoops name rings bells in every sneaker lover’s ear. Everybody would love for their city to have a House of Hoops that they can call their own, but so far, only a few places have been able to see that dream become a reality. Houston, Texas has now seen that dream materialize with the grand opening of not one, but two House of Hoops locations.

The first location (Galleria Mall), saw a packed and energetic grand opening event, which featured a Q&A section with Houston Rockets newly-acquired small forward Trevor Ariza. After that, Hip Hop legend Bun B was the master of ceremonies as he presented the Nike and Foot Locker outstanding player of the year awards to two of Houston’s top high school basketball players.

The second location (Northline Mall) saw an equally-packed and up-beat event. However, this location featured a very informative Q&A from the Rockets point guard Aaron Brooks. After Aaron answered questions from the audience, he then added details about his on-court shoe for the 2009-2010 NBA season, the Nike Cradle Low.

With that said, click here to see a few pics from the events.

Houston's House of Hoops Grand Opening Recap

Houston's House of Hoops Grand Opening Recap

Houston's House of Hoops Grand Opening Recap

Houston's House of Hoops Grand Opening Recap

Houston's House of Hoops Grand Opening Recap

Houston's House of Hoops Grand Opening Recap

Air Jordan Fusion 13

Air Jordan 12 "Rising Sun"

Houston Edition Nike Hyperize

'Texas/Space City' Air Jordan 1 and Fusion 4

'Texas/Space City' Air Jordan 1 and Fusion 4

'Texas/Space City' Air Jordan 1 and Fusion 4

'Texas/Space City' Air Jordan 1 and Fusion 4

Nike Hypermax

Trevor Ariza

Bun B

Nike/HOH Outstanding Athlete Award Recipients Brandon Peters and Courtney Williams

Bun B and Outstanding Coach Award Recipient Coach White

Excited HOH Employees

Aaron Brooks

HOH supporters Bun B & Slim Thug

Aaron Brooks answering questions from the audience

Aaron Brooks on-court shoe the Nike Cradle Low

Charles Barkley reppin Houston


  1. brian says:

    those fusion 4s r bosss

  2. SQUEAK says:


  3. HighonHightops says:

    bun b seems like a cool ass dude

  4. jr_lyon says:

    Those fusion iv’s are a houston house of hoops exclusive

  5. ANTHONY says:

    wow..i already copped like 3 pairs of kicks in like the first 2 days its been open

  6. tri-YUM-pf says:

    That’s what’s up. A little disappointed that they have 2 and another one coming for Texas with none in Florida or Georgia. If we could get atleast one in Florida and/or Georgia and we’re good.

  7. josh says:

    I WENT!!!!

  8. austinfresh says:

    i was a lil disappointed with the selection, but i guess you can blame that on the hype and anticipation, was happy however to pick up the other space city jordan 1′s and savage beast, ya boy will be extra fly on haloween lol

  9. KIng says:

    selection looks the as NY excpet the fusion 4s instead we got the silver half cents and lebron china edition in cases

  10. Ajo says:

    Them Space City 1′s look STUPID!!! damn, if only it weren’t 0 degrees round here lol

  11. jonlew says:

    yea i went to the galleria to check it out, personally i think it was to cramped in there and its gonna have to come better to battle the sneakerlab,tipping point and premium goods. Good try footlocker my fitted hat off to ya

  12. johnmayer says:

    Where’s all the good stuff at? HOH is dead.

  13. 80's Baby says:

    Nike should bring a specialty shop to Atlanta! That place would sell out in a day!

  14. Spradley says:

    how u tellin 80′s baby. soo many sneakerheads out here in atlanta

  15. Sam says:

    to Jonlew no one goes to the sneaker lab. HOH is very different form the Tipping Point and is more similar to its only real competition which is Premium Goods. I would even say Sheik is more comp than Sneaker Lab.

  16. wille says:

    dem 4 fusions and 1s MUST COME OUT!!!!!!!!

  17. austinfresh says:

    i thought sneakerlab closed down at the galleria or is the one in katy still open? and their were two different space city jordan 1′s ajo, one for the northline location which is pictured above and one for the galleria location which isnt pictured.

  18. Sn3aker_H0lic says:

    I really hate I missed it. Damn, I miss Houston even more now!

  19. i PledGe tA nIke says:

    Say austinfresh sneaker lab is still open in the galleria but they don’t really have any shoes. the house of hoops is the new place to be for sneakers

  20. Snorkal says:

    On the third pic, what are the AJ1s on top left (left to the Space City AJ1s)??? I don’t remember to have saw that colorway before…