Manu’s tourney sneakers > Tiago’s tourney sneakers


It’s certainly not winning the war, but San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili has led to Argentina to its first victory of the summer over Brazil. A week after Spurs center Tiago Splitter showed off the Nikes he’s wearing for the FIBA Americas Championship, Manu unveiled (via Twitter) these awesome, custom made Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2010’s that he’ll wear for the tourney.

Advantage Manu. Sorry, Tiago.

As a quasi sneaker geek, I’ll say that I definitely prefer these over Tiago’s green, black and yellow Nike Hyperdunk 2010’s.

These shoes are so good looking that I call on Nike to sell these both in San Antonio and Argentina. You can sell both the Team Argentina colors and some Spurs white, silver and black. Spurs players aren’t known for the marketability of their shoes (though Tim Duncan has had some pretty cool ones from time to time), but I think these Manu sneakers would sell really well, particularly in South Texas.