NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 24, 2008 / 12:18 pm

Stephen Jackson’s Alligator Shoe

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With the shoe game spanning beyond Nike, adidas, Reebok and Converse these days, you’re bound to come across some crazy kicks. This week, Stephen Jackson took the game to a whole new level.

Sporting his signature shoe by Protégé, the “Jack 1,” Jackson may have become the first NBA player to ever take the court in sneakers made from genuine alligator skin.

Protégé shoe and apparel company is the brainchild of teammate Al Harrington. After seeing guys like Stephon Marbury start their own lines, Harrington took notice and made it happen.

Much like Marbury, creating a line of affordable basketball shoes was Harrington’s goal, as his own signature shoe, the “A3H,” will cost approximately $40 and Jackson’s will retail for no more than $65.


Unfortunately though, at $65 a pair, Jackson’s shoe comes with just the alligator design, not the authentic alligator skin.

Would you play ball in alligator-skin kicks?

Source: Examiner

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  • sweetv0mit

    kicks looks decent. for $65 a pop it “should” sell


    Good way to be original.

  • http://www.dimemag.com Aron

    That’s it fellas?! Find me some alligator kicks!

  • http://GEE2.com GEE…I got a bounty on George Karl.

    Naw not playing in them, but maybe wear them out. Ok not for real, but I would keep them just because they are different as part of a collection.

    I Nike did this, sales would be crazy.

  • control

    You fucking kidding me with this SJack bullshit?

    Why do you guys always highlighting one of the biggest scrubs in the NBA? You guys just giving him free hand jobs or is he paying Dime? Did he pickup like 100 subscriptions or something?

    His shoes are ugly as fuck, and he’s an idiot for filming this rap video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0NYzfokrXE

  • control

    Also, you can’t play in fuckin gator skins. That shit don’t breath at all, your feet would sweat like a motherfucker. Might as well put on a fur coat and a top hat as well, if you are goin to look like an idiot, don’t do it 1/2 way.

  • Spliff 2 My Lou

    If they’re only $65 that can’t be genuine gator skin.

  • Jeronimo

    Is it legal in the US to make clothes out of real alligator skin? (This is a genuine question, I’m not kidding).

  • that’s whats up

    man, the first post got me thinking….

    what a fucking accomplishment to be able to tell people you posted “first” on the Stephen Jackson’s Alligator Shoe article.
    that shit would be impressive as hell on a resume

    and his shoes should be called “Can’t Stop Jacking”

  • ML

    Hell naw. SJack’s a good player. But i would rather pay for a Harold Minor Limited Edition Jersey.Lmao

  • Shep

    The shoes actually look pretty decent. I’d definitely sport a pair.