DLSU Green Archers Nike Basketball Player Exclusives through the years
Published on September 12th, 2015 | by Vic Sebastian
UAAP Season 78 tips off this week and we can’t wait to see the intense action by the best college basketball players in the country; especially our very own DLSU Green Archers. But for sneakerheads, the biggest stage in college hoops also means new Player Exclusives (PE) for athletes. PE shoes are special versions of a sneaker given to professional athletes. Luckily, the DLSU Green Archers are sponsored by one of the top brands of athlete footwear in the world: Nike.
Nike may be well known as producers of athletic products, but its impact on sports technology and culture has made basketball a worldwide phenomenon. From local teams such as Gilas Pilipinas and the Green Archers, Nike has shown why they are one of the best in basketball.
Beginning in 2010, Nike sponsored the DLSU Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams and we’ve seen a lot of PEs worn by its players. Other than general green sneakers given to them, special pairs are also made for the players. Here are some of our favorite Green Archers PEs through the years:
Almond Vosotros driving the lane in the Nike Hyperdunk 2013 PE
Jeron Teng in the Nike Hyperdunk 2014 PE
Abu Tratter went up for the jam in the Kobe 9 EM PE (Green/White)
Julian Sargent in the Kobe 9 EM PE (White/Green)
If there’s a green Kobe 9, there should also be a white one. This was the shoe given to them after their UAAP 76 Championship victory.
The DLSU Green Archers won the UAAP 76 Championship in style; sporting their Green/White Lebron Soldier 7 PE.
BONUS: Assistant Coach Allan Caidic in the Kobe 8 PE (White/Green)
BONUS: Who could forget AVO’s pink Kobe 8 ID’s during UAAP 76?
With Nike having new performance shoes out in the market, none other than the Nike Kobe X will be given to the Taft-based squad. The Kobe X is Kobe Bryant’s 10th signature shoe with Nike and the Archers are gonna rock them in a classy Green/White and White/Green colorway. The shoe will also feature the player’s number at the lateral part of the shoe and their name behind the tongue. You gotta love Nike for the special treatment to their players. #SwooshLove