The first day of school is extremely important for students.

Class schedules are handed out, new friends are made and most importantly, certain shoes are worn for the very first time. For some, a fresh pair of white on white Air Force 1s did the trick; but for others, the loudest and flashiest shoes had to be worn to set the tone for the school year.

For our fifth installment of Kick Chronicles, we, the Nice Kicks staff, recall our most memorable “First Day of School” shoes. Check out the shoe each of us selected as our most memorable school day stunners, and share your own stories of your most memorable “First Day of School” shoes.

Jordan Howenstine

Air Jordan 14 “Last Shot” / Air Jordan 14 “Candy Cane”

Air Jordan

1999. I was on my way to 5th grade, and my hero Michael Jordan had just claimed his second three-peat and rode off into the retirement sunset. My birthday usually falls on Labor Day right before school starts, and all I asked for that year from my entire gift-giving circle was both Bulls colorways of the new Air Jordan 14. My wonderful parents and grandparents came through and got me both pairs for my birthday the day before school started, but I couldn’t decide which pair to wear on my 5th grade debut. So, way ahead of my time, I wore one of each. Post Oak Elementary wasn’t ready.

Air Jordan 14


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