And 1 Tai Chi

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Without heading to Google, it’s unlikely that all of us can say right away what shoe Brent Barry wore when he won the NBA Dunk Contest. Some of our younger readers might not even know he won it at all.

But what about the shoe Vince Carter wore? When VC forever changed the Dunk Contest, he also put the And 1 Tai Chi on the map, and turned a small-time sneaker line into one of the most sought-after shoes of the year 2000, despite its simple design and low price.

On November 12, the And 1 Tai Chi will release in a black and white colorway exclusive to Foot Locker. While not the same as the red and white pair Vince wore when he reinvented JR Rider’s dunk, the yin-and-yang-inspired sneaker holds a special place in the hearts of many of us. At a projected cost of only $70, the Tai Chi is a proven court shoe, split in half between black and white by design.

Does this And 1 hold a special place in your heart enough to cause you grab a pair in a few weeks? Head to the comments section and let us know.

And 1 Tai Chi
And 1 Tai Chi
And 1 Tai Chi
Vince Carter wearing the And 1 Tai Chi in the 2000 NBA All Star Slam Dunk Contest

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