July 15, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Hall of Fame member Patrick Ewing greets students during the Let's Move! / Joining Forces Basketball Clinic as part of USA team training at the Smith Center at George Washington University. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE
Per our good buddies at Slam Online, former Hoya great Patrick Ewing is relaunching his shoe company. The company originally made its debut during the 1989 NBA season, and evolved into a multi-million dollar brand by 1990. Ewing and his partners released more than 20 different shoe models until 1996, when a tough market climate forced them to shut down the business.
Per ESPN, the brand will hit retail stores in New York on Friday and subsequently roll out in 33 stores nationwide before hitting Europe for the holiday season.
The first shoes that will hit stores are dubbed the "33 Hi Retro." Ewing's name and signature are on the tongue, heel and side and a "33" keychain comes attached to the shoe. The shoes come in a box with an older picture of Ewing in the blue and white of Georgetown, where he led the Hoyas to a national title in 1984.
The shoes will retail for $100.
Did I mention that today is my birthday?