The 1980s gave birth to the signature basketball shoe as many players received their own shoe model from footwear companies nationwide, but in 1989 Patrick Ewing took it one step further by becoming the first professional basketball player to have his own shoe company. The first release from the company was the 33 Hi, and now it gracefully returns this month in multiple colorways. The flagship Ewing Athletics shoe features a classic reversible ankle strap, a “Patrick Ewing” signature on the side, a reinforced heel, a full leather or suede upper, “Ewing” and “33″ plastered on the rear and all the classic details from on the original version from decades past. These will only be available at a handful of retailers, and you can find the first two colorways from the rebirth of Ewing Athletics at Kith Manhattan for $100 USD in extremely limited numbers starting August 31st, 2012.

Update: Please note any lineup begins August 30th, Thursday at 7pm EST. Kith Manhattan will be taking down names (bring a state issued photo ID) in-store for those waiting in line. These will be available in-store only. No phone orders will be taken.