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Too many pairs of Nike shoes for basketball? I can't believe I just said that. How can there possibly be too many colorways of the best made shoes for basketball? Actually, there is no way that Nike can make too many different colorways of their basketballs shoes. For myself and all other rabid sneaker fanatics, there has been no better time than now to be a sneakerhead. No time in the history of basketball shoes has provided sneakerheads with so many different options when purchasing a pair of kicks. That is a very good thing. Unless you are an obsessive-compulsive sneakerhead like me.
If you, like myself, are one of the hundreds of basketball shoe fanatics that suffers from OCD, you fully understand the conflicting feelings that are aroused by the daily sighting of a sick new sneaker drop. Literally everyday brings a new colorway in a Nike shoe for basketball. The hugely popular Hyperdunk 2011 had released in at least 30 different color versions the last time I counted. The Hyperfuse 2011 is not far behind in the amount of colorways in which it has released. Unless you count the Hyperfuse 2011 Low. In that case the Hyperfuse surpasses the Hyperdunk in amount of releases. And that is just two Nike models among several that they have to offer.
Here's the dilemma. On one hand I love having an endless amount of different pairs of basketball shoes to cop. On the other hand, the unlimited number of colorways that Nike produces ultimately translates into an enormous amount of money. An enormous amount of money I don't have. But perhaps I am just being unreasonable. Do I really play enough basketball to justify owning 100 pairs of shoes. Of course not, but my OCD just won't let me fully comprehend that fact. And besides, the basketball court is not the only place to rock a sick pair of basketball kicks.
It really was not that long ago that a new Nike basketball sneaker drop meant a sneakerhead only had a choice of a white or black colorway. All the new colors and designs on basketball shoes is a dream come true for this aging sneakerhead. In the past few years Nike shoes for basketball have released in some unimaginable editions. Snakeskin textures, 3D options, and a Digi-Camo pattern are just a few of the amazing designs we have seen used on a basketball shoe.
And I want them all! But I am also a realist. I am just going to have to settle with a few. That's quite alright, a new pair of Hyperdunk 2011's will do. For now.