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We ran across these retro kicks at today’s Compass Show (more on that tomorrow), taken from the newly revived Pony marque. Circa 1982, these were on the feet of a good portion of New York, and after fading into the background for much of the 90s and 00s, they’re getting back to what they do best: gloriously retro kicks, perfect for the next time you’ve got a game of pick-up basketball or you need to explain the four elements to someone. For extra credit: the framed picture back there is a vintage ad with the champion Leon Spinks, whose career followed a similar trajectory…

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom