FILA to Re-Release Grant Hill Sneaker Made Popular When NBA Star Was Rookie

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterSeptember 4, 2013

Photo Credit: Nice Kicks
Photo Credit: Nice Kicks

With all the nagging injuries and missed games, it's easy to forget just how big Grant Hill was when he broke into the league. FILA is reminding every last sneakerhead by re-releasing the sneaker Hill wore as a rookie. 

Earlier this year, Nice Kicks reported the shoes worn by Hill in his inaugural 1994-1995 season would be making a comeback. 

They also included some beautiful images that should jog that memory and blast you with wonderful '90s nostalgia. 

Nice Kicks (h/t Beer Mug Sports) now has more on the release of the Grant Hill 1, which is part of a FILA 95 “Re-Introduced” Pack. For those who always wanted these kicks, or the few who still have a pair that have deteriorated over time, you can buy some sparkling new classics on Sept. 19. 

The pack will feature two classic colorways. Fans can choose between an all-black style and the iconic blue and white Hill was fond of wearing in his rookie season. 

The man who seemed to have sipped from the fountain of youth late in his career finally announced his retirement this year

It was a remarkable run for a 40-year-old who was beleaguered by so many injuries at the start of his long 19-year career. 

Beer Mug Sports reminds us of the hype surrounding Hill and his shoes as he entered the league. One thing you may have forgotten was they were featured in the Method Man's "All I Need" music video featuring Mary J. Blige (NSFW language).

Let's go ahead and forget about the Orlando Magic version of Hill. For our purposes, we would like to look back fondly and recall the Pistons rookie who dropped an average of 19.9 points per game. 

His ankles were far sturdier back then. 

It's been well established the '90s were the best decade in the history of mankind. If not, we are establishing it now. 

We all enjoy a nice little NBA flashback every so often. FILA is delivering one we can actually wear.


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