Everyone knows that Nate is one of the biggest sneakerheads in all of sports. As such, sneaker blog NiceKicks.com decided to interview Nate and get his thoughts on the sneaker game.
Nice Kicks: You were our first ever Kicks On Court champion at the conclusion of the 2008-2009 NBA season. Personally, what is your favorite shoe that you’ve worn on court?
Nate Robinson: I’ve worn so many shoes, but one of my favorite shoes that I have worn on court is the “Birthday Bundle” LeBron IVs when I was with the Knicks. Although I’m a big Jordan guy, I didn’t wear a lot of Jordans in New York like my former teammate Quentin Richardson did, but I remember wearing those LeBrons. I wore those against Orlando one game, and I scored like 22 points in the 4th quarter on those guys. I wore those LeBrons with the orange shin pads I usually wear and the orange sleeve. I definitely remember that.
Nice Kicks: Wearing the “Kryptonate” Foamposite Lites in the 2009 Sprite Dunk Contest was one of, if not the biggest Kicks On Court moment within the past five years. Will we see more “Kryptonate” shoes in the future or was that just a one-time thing?
Nate Robinson: Well, the “Kryptonate” thing was perfect, and it made sense because it was the Dunk Contest and I was going against Dwight Howard who has the whole Superman theme going. Those shoes are so awesome, man – defeating Superman and the Kryptonite green was great. Those are pretty sweet. Right now, I’m working on a deal that I’m going to talk to Nike about. I have one of the sickest ideas. I want to see a special edition “Kryptonate” Foamposite One. I want to pitch this to Nike. I want them to come out with that “Kryptonate” colorway on the Foamposite One. They need to make them in that color because Penny was one of my favorite players growing up next to Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson. I’m a big Penny fan, and I love when Nike recreates those old classics, like the Foamposite One, in new colorways. I’m going to pitch that to Nike real soon.”