NBA Draft x Sneaker Files: Best Draft Picks of All Time Number 8 - David Robinson

As the countdown continues of the NBA Draft x Sneakerfiles Best Draft Picks of All Time, we bring to you our number 8 pick, who goes by a couple nicknames: “The Admiral”, and when he is with Tim Duncan, “The Twin Towers” we introduce to you David Robinson.

David Robinson was born on August 6, 1965 in Key West, Florida, and since his dad was in the Navy, Robinson moved around a lot. Robinson started his high school days attending Osbourn Park High School in Manassas, Virginia, and his senior year was a standout player. But Basketball was not the only thing he was about, Robinson scored 1320 on the SAT and went to the United States Naval Academy to later major in Mathematics.

In the 1987 NBA Draft, David Robinson was selected first overall by the San Antonio Spurs, but he had to finish his 2 year commitment in the U.S. Navy. Fast forward to the 1989 – 1990 season, David Robinson helped turn the Spurs around to a winning season while averaging 24.3 points, 12 rebounds, and 2 assists. He later became the Rookie of the Year.

David Robinson’s first signature shoe released in 1991, which was the Nike Air Command Force, a sneaker meant for all obstacles on the court. Nike really went all out with the pump system and speckled outsole by the heel. The padding was another addition, which really helped The Admiral. The Air Command Force was also worn by Billy Hoyle in the movie “White Men Can’t Jump”. Sadly a Retro has not released yet, but you never know with Nike.


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27 COMMENTS

  1. Lots of ppl would copp these but is this some sort of bite on Nicekicks' idea of "Throwback Thursdays"? That site already had these Command Forces up last month.

  2. Sorry sneakerfiles but TechNutt is right

    NiceKicks actualy did have this shoe up

    on their site. They had both the

    Air Force 180 on April 10,2008 and tha

    Nike Air Command Force on May 15,2008.

    So it does look like a bite on NiceKick's

    throw back Thursday. And tha reason why they

    stopped producing this show was cause of cost.

    Both retailed for $175 and this was in tha

    early 90's keep in mind. Still one of my

    favorites……

  3. TechNutt,

    No they did not have this shoe, they had the 180 Force Pump.

    This is a special collaboration we are doing with the NBA Draft and Sneaker Files. Picks are chosen from both sides.

  4. CouperWhat_IT_IS_RightNow_H-Town said:

    And tha reason why they stopped producing this "show" was cause of cost. Both retailed for $175 (I'm sure he meant shoe)

    I don't think that was the reason they stopped producing the shoe, seeing as it didn't cost them $175 to manufacture. If you knew the actual cost for the production of most of these shoes, you'd probably boycott shoes period! LOL!

  5. Obviously it doesn’t cost $175 to produce,

    could you imagine how much it would end up

    costing everyone by the time it got to tha

    consumer if they did though. The high price

    is the reason why the shoe didn’t last long.

    As long as China is around to make Nike’s it

    will never cost $175 to make a shoe. This is

    also why fake AF1’s sell for $40 on tha

    streets. You pay for what you get……….

  6. Is this based on the shoes or the actual players themselfs ifr so Shaq and and J-Kidd are before David Robinson.

    Oh Yeah I have million dollars say MJ is going to be #1.

  7. NOT the one and only Nike Pump, by the way. These, the 180 pumps, and the Air Pressure were the 3 and only. Nice call on the Billy Hoyle, too. Sites claimed he used exclusively Reverse Jams….

  8. I find it strange that most of the people posting here are not feeling the Air Command Force, but yet on NiceKicks most people went apeshit for these. Maybe, it could be the picture SneakerFiles used or people posting here are younger and have a different taste for kicks than those on NiceKicks. Either way these bring back great memories for me.

  9. I had these back in the day…these were the first Nikes with the internal pump…Anybody remember that first pump that had the separate hand pump??? What were those called??

  10. On Nice Kix The pix look better

    and i think it is a older crowd

    buht if u wanna see em go to nice kicks n type throwback thursdays n the search bar

  11. I had these back in the day…these were the first Nikes with the internal pump…Anybody remember that first pump that had the separate hand pump??? What were those called?? – Air Pressure

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