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NBA Bans Air Jord…..”Athletic Propulsion Labs Shoes?!?!?”

Posted in For Serious???? on October 20, 2010 by shotymeapparel

Hey guy,  J.J. back online after disappearing for sometime.  But have you heard about the latest news…..25 years ago today, the NBA banned Nike’s Black and Red Air Jordan 1’s.

Today, October 19, 2010,  NBA Commissioner David Stern bans yet another Shoe.  They are not Nike, Adidas, or even any of the Chinese Shoe Companies, but a shoe designed by little start up company, Athletic Propulsion Labs.

The claims to the shoe is that it’s technology would increase the wearer’s vertical leap.  In other words, there is a spring loaded technology within the shoe that allows a wearer to …”jump higher.”

For the first time in its 64-year history, the National Basketball Association (NBA) has banned a new line of shoes based on the league’s rule against an “unfair competitive advantage” that increases a player’s vertical leap. The league’s ban on Athletic Propulsion Labs’ Concept 1 confirms the company’s claims that the shoe, with its Load ‘N LaunchTM Technology, performs as advertised. No professional player will be allowed to wear the product in games for the upcoming 2010-2011 NBA season.

This action comes on the 25th anniversary of the NBA’s ban on Nike’s Air Jordan shoes, albeit for reasons of their colorful appearance rather than any performance advantage.

Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL) was notified by a senior NBA official who stated, “League rules regulate the footwear that players may wear during an NBA game. Under league rules, players may not wear any shoe during a game ‘that creates an undue competitive advantage (e.g., to increase a player’s vertical leap).’ In light of that rule…players will not be permitted to wear the APL shoes during NBA games.”


The shoe’s retail for $300.00.  A lot of people wouldn’t even bother to check this shoe out, even with the countless magazine advertisements.  But, thanks to the NBA….$300.00 to satisfy the curiosity and the thought of Jumping higher after wearing these shoes seems so… reasonable. Thank you David Sterns, Like the Balance Wrist band’s effectiveness of Strengthening the Body, you have successfully marketed a shoe that promotes increased vertical propulsion (jumping) enhancement to the wearer. What do you know… it’s started already…..  Check out their website…http://www.athleticpropulsionlabs.com/

I will accept donations to by a pair and tryout the product.  You can me email at shotyme.apparel@gmail.com subject:attn J.J.  I will personally Set up a test for this shoe:  YouTube,  Actual measurements, specific trials on the shoe’s capabilities, you name it…..

Founders,  Adam and Ryan Goldston, both former University of Southern California basketball walk-ons, have yet to make a statement.

But, why say something when someone like David Sterns has already said it all.  Just because the NBA bans it, other professional sports haven’t yet.  Certainly not highschool, or College Sports….( Light bulb guys…) APL has just gotten BIGGER!!!!!

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