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Kicks Analysis 2013

Kicks Analysis 2013 Breaking down the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament solely based on kicks.

All Wins for Adidas

Kicks Analysis 2013 #8: The Champ

It’s all wins for Adidas, and the victory for Adidas was already determined before the actual game as both Louisville and Michigan were decked out in Adidas gear. Even with its NBA pedigree and support from Kate Upton, the Wolverines couldn’t hold off the talented and relentless Cardinal squad. Props to Louisville and their Adidas […]

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All Adidas Championship

Kicks Analysis 2013 #7: The Finals

From a sneaker perspective, it is over. Adidas has done it again, beating the odds. Representing 20% of the teams in the field of 64, Adidas now represents 100% of the 2013 Finalists with both Michigan and Louisville playing for the championship. Talk about “All in for March,” Adidas got it right with their teams […]

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Kicks Analysis 2013 #6: The Final Four

It’s deja vu all over again. Like in 2012, the odds highly favored Nike, yet the Final Four yielded a tie with two teams each representing Nike and Adidas. The same has happened in 2013. Starting with three quarters of all the teams wearing Nike, the Final Four comes down to Wichita St. and Syracuse […]

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Kicks Analysis 2013 #4: Shoes of Champions

Continuing the trend of bright and bold team colors of 2012, twenty thirteen also mixed in retro kicks, primarily from a guy named Jordan. Overall, I like the chance Adidas took with their camo-based unis. I particularly thought the mint green of Notre Dame was something you had to stare at (for good or bad). […]

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Kicks Analysis 2013 #5: Elite 8

The 2013 Sweet 16 featured 11 Nike teams, 4 Adidas team, and one sole Under Armour team. The Elite 8 numbers go 6 Nike and 2 Adidas. Seed, Team, Shoe 1, Louisville, Adidas 2, Duke, Nike 9, Wichita St., Nike 2, Ohio St., Nike 4, Michigan, Adidas 3, Florida, Nike 4, Syracuse, Nike 3, Marquette, […]

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Kicks Analysis 2013 #3: Sweet 16

This year’s Sweet 16 looks like this: Louisville, Adidas Oregon, Nike Michigan St., Nike Duke, Nike Wichita St., Nike La Salle, Under Armour Arizona, Nike Ohio St., Nike Kansas, Adidas Michigan, Adidas Florida, Nike Florida Gulf Coast, Nike Indiana, Adidas Syracuse, Nike Marquette, Nike Miami (FL), Nike And the kicksy math comes out to 25% […]

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Kicks Analysis 2013 #2a: Seed Sponsorship

Even though three quarters of the teams in the tournament are wearing Nike’s swoosh, the top seeds in each region show a different trend. Three of the four top seeds wear Adidas. Now that’s representing the three stripes of Adidas, Louisville, Kansas, and Indiana! Gonzaga was the sole Swoosher at Number 1, and the Bulldogs […]

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Kicks Analysis 2013 #2: Conference Sponsorhips

Okay, with all the changes to the conferences over time, I can’t recall who’s where anymore, and more changes are coming. But year after year, the Big East and the Big Ten continue to be the perennial powerhouse conferences with 8 and 7 teams respectively in 2013. Is it true that the Pac-12 only had […]

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Kicks Analysis 2013 #1: Shoe Sponsorship

Without a clearly dominant team in this year’s tournament, it’s an open field for anyone’s taking. But the shoes. The shoes tell a different story. For 2013, Nike is still well represented with 75% of the field of 64. There are 13 lucky teams dancing in Adidas, and Under Armour holds at 3 teams (Temple, […]

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