#WearTheMessage: 20 Shoe Models Embraced by the Hip Hop Community

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11. Ewing Center Hi

The Adidas Attitude Hi was the original Patrick Ewing sneaker, however, for brevity, we'll discuss these for a moment. Ewing launched his own sneaker line in the late '80s and many hoped he would reach the championship level to which Michael, Isaiah, Magic, Larry and Hakeem would ascend. That never quite happened, but he was still a great ballplayer nonetheless and he had this cool hi top sneaker that was embraced by those looking to wear something that wasn't Nike or Adidas.

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