Real Men Wear Pink Basketball Shoes

Pink colored athletic shoes seem to be popping up in record numbers these days. In particular, pink colored basketball shoes seem to be populating the sneaker landscape at an alarming rate. Long considered a women’s color, pink is now adorning many a basketball sneaker, male and female. There is a reason why. And it is a really great reason.

Kay Yow was a women’s college basketball coach at North Carolina State University who died of breast cancer in January 2009. She had battled cancer for more than two decades. As a tribute to her battle and her contributions to the game of basketball, several large athletic companies have produced pink colored apparel and shoes. These companies contribute some of the proceeds of the sale of these products to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, a fund set up as a charitable organization to continue the fight against breast cancer.

Breast cancer awareness has always been represented by the color pink. And because Kay Yow dedicated her life to basketball, many of the large shoe companies are now producing many different styles of basketball sneakers in a pink colorway. Not only are they contributing to a great cause, but they are making it acceptable for males to wear pink on the basketball court.

Or, are they? I have never understood that fact that in our society a certain color determines a person’s gender. And in the case of basketball, a male’s toughness or athletic talent. If a man likes the color pink, why can’t he wear it on one of the shoes for basketball he owns? I don’t have a reason why he shouldn’t. But a lot of men do.I guess testosterone has a lot to do in determining what color you can or can not wear on the basketball court. To each his own.

Fortunately, those basketball players that are alright with pink have many options when it comes to purchasing quality signature sneakers. From Kobe Bryant shoes to Lebron James shoes to basketball shoes in general; hoopers have many “pink” options. Not only are they sporting nice kicks, they are contributing to a great cause.

Whether you love them or not, pink athletic shoes have been here awhile and are going to increase in numbers. Shoes for basketball have changed. In color, style, and performance. I, for one, love pink basketball shoes. In fact, I gotta go now. Over to an online Nike shoe retailer that is. There is a pink pair of Kobe’s with my name on it. I hope they have a size 10.

Lebron 7 – Think Pink

The James Lebron 7 VII is an exclusive type of basketball sneaker that is special because there were two different models launched with this brand of Nike shoes. The think pink series is Lebron James own fight to make people aware that breast cancer is indeed a very serious disease and health concern for women of all ages.

One of the colors of the shoe models are pink and black and the other is white and pink. The white and pink color model sneaker contains a fly line technology all its own that drops out. The Nike Air Max LeBron VII also comes available in the black and red color way in addition, which is a Christmas version for the GS version as well.

The James Lebron 7 VII is a series of very strong and sturdy basketball shoes that come in different colors of red, white, and black. Some of the other additional colors are white, black, and red and white, red and black. Other colors do include black, white and gold, black, black and red, white, black and golden. The other two colors are black, white and green and black and red, white and white. There are also available in yellow, white and black and red, black and white, yellow, black and white and green, white and white. Full black is also available for those who just want one solid color alone without any other mixture of colors. This amazing basketball sneaker was released at the same time with his film which was titled “More Than a Game”.

What sets the James Lebron 7 VII apart from among the other shoes that are numbered is obvious and that is that has numerous varieties. These numerous varieties are in representation of the ten cities that were detailed in “More Than a Game” World Tour that were in America, Asia and Europe.

Each pair of specifically colored Nike sneakers has its own story to tell and one example of this is the pair that has the green and white. The green and white colors on this specific tennis shoe represent Washington DC to Lebron James and the essence of his youth as well. Another shoe referred to as the “China Moon” is white and gold in description. Its story is that it is a fine representation of the China Moon Festival in China. The James Lebron 7 VII also has a contemporary look that clearly defines Lebron James too.