Hakeem Olajuwon is widly regarded as the best center to ever hit the NBA. His post skills and moves were unrivaled, mostly because nobody ever saw a big man move with such grace and fluidity around the hoop. A few months back we got some exciting news that Etonic and Olajuwon had reunited to bring back his signature "Akeem the Dream" shoes, and now we have an official release date.
Back in 1984, Hakeem Olajuwon was fresh on the NBA scene after a stored career at the University of Houston, where he led the Cougars to consecutive NCAA Championship games. Although Hakeem lost in both appearances, that didn't stop NBA scouts from chomping at the bit to get him, where he was ultimately drafted #1 overall in the 1984 NBA Draft. In his rookie year, Hakeem signed on with sneaker brand, Etonic, and released his Akeem the Dream signature shoe. Thirty years have passed since then, but good news emerged today, as Hakeem and Etonic have reunited to reissue his signature shoes from '84, as well as launch a new lifestyle line.
Endorsed by Hakeem Olajuwon, this 1984 remake renders classic white leather uppers, Houston Rockets-inspired red and yellow color-blocking, OG branding, and more! Simply put, these kicks are must-haves for any true basketball junkie.
Retired Houston Rockets middleman Hakeem Olajuwon is getting back into the game, launching a clothing line called Brand Dream, which includes reviving his famed sneakers from the 1980s, the Akeem the Dream, with Etonic next month.
Etonic's lifestyle collection can be found at Houston retailers Shoe Palace and Active Athlete, as well as at Barneys New York.· NBA Legend Hakeem Olajuwon Launching Line With Etonic [WWD]· Etonic [Official Site] 2b1af7f3a8