“The Untouchables” Bring Denim to the Court
The 1995-96 Kentucky Wildcat Men’s basketball team is considered one of the greatest collegiate teams ever assembled. Nicknamed “The Untouchables”, their team was stocked with 10 NBA players (7 of them first round picks), and won the 1996 National Championship going 34-2 with a 24.3 average margin of victory. All of that made it easier for the devoted Big Blue Nation to accept the teams deviation from the customary hue into faded denim uniforms. During that historic season, Converse also laced the ‘Cats with?Converse Cons Blu that featured matching denim. Surprisingly, the success of the team caused the merchandise to fly off shelf at the time.