Choreographed Kicks: A History of Boy Bands in Sneaker Heat

Choreographed Kicks: A History of Boy Bands in Sneaker Heat

Sorry kids, but in the late 80s and 1990s it wasn?t your favorite rappers hoarding up the hottest hoop kicks. Sure, guys like the Fresh Prince and Jay-Z were known to keep a pair of Airs around, but who was really laced? Yup, boy bands. OG Air Jordans, vintage Nike basketball shoes, classic adidas, you name it and they had it. This week?s Celebrity Rewind goes into overdrive as we spot everyone from New Kids on the Block to the Backstreet Boys in the likes of OG Jordan 3s and Foamposites.

Backstreet Boys

The Backstreet Boys

The Backstreet Boys in the Nike Air Foamposite Pro "Pearl" & Air Jordan 13 White/Black-Red

Suits and sneakers, pre-Rosewood.

The Backstreet Boys

Brian Littrell in the Air Jordan 11 Low White/Red

Even Brian knows which AJ 11 Lows are the best.

The Backstreet Boys

Nick Carter in the Nike Air Max Super CB White/Navy & A.J. MacLean in the Air Jordan 12 "Playoff"

The only thing topping the OG “Playoffs” is the Big Country jersey.

The Backstreet Boys

Kevin Richardson in the Air Jordan 13 Low Navy/Black

Ross also wore these in Friends. Coincidence?

Video: “Quit Playing Games with My Heart”
Kicks: Air Jordan 11 IE Low Black/Red @ 0:31

The official team shoe of BSB.

Video: “As Long as You Love Me”
Kicks: Nike Air Foamposite One Dark Neon Royal/Black @ 1:33

Brian joins the elite fraternity of Penny Hardaway and Mike Bibby.

Video: “I’ll Never Break Your Heart”
Kicks: Nike Zoom Flight 98 aka The Glove White/Black-Green @ :34

GP rocked them on the cover of SLAM, Nick and AJ rocked them in a five story apartment in Japan.

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Ian Stonebrook lives in Austin, TX where he spends most of his time kicking it with friends and fam, hooping, golfing and going out.