It’s Got to Be the Shoes: Preseason 2011-’12
The Heels are ranked No. 1 in all the preseason polls, and you know it’s got to be the shoes. In the very short preseason, the Boys have already been rolled out many a shoe model. The court has seen several new silhouettes from last season and new colorways of older models. Even the freshman class is showing out.
Here’s the models so far from the 2011-2012 season:
Here’s what the players have been wearing individually:
Dexter Strickland – Dex showed up to media day sporting the Air Jordan 13 “Flint” but has since moved onto the Jordan Fly Wade. He also tweeted that he wore the Fly Wades to represent for his favorite player, Dwyane Wade. Dexter wore neither of these models last season.
Leslie McDonald – Unfortunately Leslie is still sidelined with an ACL injury. He was in the team photo wearing the Jordan CP3.IV though. He wore the CP3.IV last year for several games.
Kendall Marshall – Undeniably Kendall is the off-court shoe MVP of the team, but on-court he’s proven to be fairly predictable and consistent. Kendall has only been seen in the CP3.IV on the court. At late night, however, he showcased a DMV specialty – the Foamposite. More on Kendall’s kicks later.
Stilman White – The other point guard on the roster has spread the shoes around. Media day saw the Big Ups. Late night brought the Evolution ’85, a model from last season, which seems a little strange as White was obviously not on the roster then. And the Fly 23 against UNC-Pembroke.
David Dupont – Blue Steel is very much feeling the Air Jordan 2011.
Patrick Crouch – See Dupont, David.
Stewart Cooper – See Dupont, David; Crouch, Patrick.
Reggie Bullock – At media day, Bullock was in the new Jordan Brand model, the Big Ups. During the late night and against UNC-P, Bullock has worn two different colorways of the CP3.IV. He wore the CP3.IV last season as well.
Harrison Barnes – In what may be an attempt to soothe things over with a famous alum, HB has been wearing the “Cool Greys” during media events. At late night and against UNC-P, however, he switched back to the Kobe V and VI respectively. HB wore the V model last season.
James Michael McAdoo – The highly touted freshman was bringing out a Jordan model we hadn’t seen in a while with the Jordan 9 in a delicious “university blue” colorway. At the UNC-P exhibition he was in the Big Ups. He also sported a colorway of the Jordan 3 at late night. Looks like they were the “True Blues.”
Tyler Zeller – A while back there was a meme that Jordan Brand footwear didn’t offer much foot support and sometimes led to injuries. Tyler Zeller has had foot problems in the past. He hasn’t worn Jordans on the court in a while. This year at media day and late night he was in the Big Ups but has played in the Huarache 2010 and Hyperdunk 2010.
Remember to check back in during the season for updates.