Happy Birthday, Worm! 6 Rodman Retros We Want Back

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Nike Air Worm

photo via Sole Collector
photo via Sole Collector

Once upon a time, Nike gave Dennis Rodman a signature shoe. Did he wear it on the court? A journey through Getty Images says no. Low top before the Black Mamba, the Nike Air Worm was as odd as its endorser, sporting a questionable cut for actually hooping in and an outsole far too bulky for its build. Technically speaking, it made sense that Dennis didn’t actually don these for his day job.

Aesthetically though, they were dipped in detail that traced back to its muse. Brash branding, pierced extremities, the shoe made more sense on the pedals of a Harley than on the hardwood. Yup, perfect.

Lead image via ExNBA by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

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