With the recent re-release of “The Glove” and the popularity of the Air Jordan XX8, Nice Kicks takes a look back at the history of basketball kicks that relied on zip-up closure. From Dennis Rodman to Kevin Garnett, get an overview of the shoes that sported zippers on the hardwood.
Nike Air Worm Ndestruktimage via One Sweet Pair
Worn By: Dennis Rodman
Dennis the Menace had a string of pseudo signatures in his early days, but finally received a shoe of his own namesake in ’96. The Worm was just as radical as its endorser, sporting an uncanny low-top build and zip-up closure. While the shoe was certainly his own, Rodman never really zipped these up on court, rather wearing the Shake Ndestrukt.