Footwear Flashback: Kentucky Takes Home ’96 NCAA Title in Converse

Apr 2, 2012 | Ian Stonebrook |



Tonight, a loaded Kentucky Wildcats roster will attempt to take home the school?s first national title since 1998. While this talented crop has been getting it done in Nikes and Jordans, the champs from ?96 put in work wearing Converse. Boasting the likes of Antonie Walker, Ron Mercer, Tony Delk, and Nazr Mohammed, the team was arguably the most talented in college basketball history, producing nine NBA players, a 27-game winning streak, and a remarkable 86-point first half performance. The 95-96 ‘Cats culminated a dream season by snapping an eighteen-year title drought and taking the juice from ?Cuse in their denim dud matching makeups of the R.A.W. Energy and Cons Blue.

Who: Kentucky Wildcats
Kicks: Converse R.A.W. Energy & Cons Blue
Event: NCAA Championship Game
When: April 1, 1996

Antoine Walker in the Converse R.A.W. Energy
Antoine Walker in the Converse R.A.W. Energy
Kentucky Wildcats in the Converse Cons Blue


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